The History of science (i) (2016/2017)

Course code
4S01266
Name of lecturer
Luca Ciancio
Coordinator
Luca Ciancio
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
M-STO/05 - HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IIA dal Feb 27, 2017 al Apr 22, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Wednesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  

Learning outcomes

This course intends to explore first of all the impact of modern science on traditional views of man and on ideas on man's place in nature. It also aims at showing to what extent scientific culture was linked both to social and material setting in which scientists worked. For the students in Philosophy, Literature and Art History this course is an opportunity to explore the manifold connections between their disciplinary interests and the rise of modern science.

Syllabus

The course focuses on the rise of scientific culture in Europe from the Renaissance to the Eighteenth century. Particular attention will be devoted to revolutionary ideas in astronomy, physics, natural history and medicine.

Textbook. The student must choose one of the following two books:

1. A. Clericuzio, La macchina del mondo, Roma, Carocci, 2005;

2. R. Maiocchi, Storia della scienza in Occidente, Firenze, La Nuova Italia, 2000, pp. 79-89 (Aristotle's physics), 128-135 (Tolomaeus, Galen), 191-368 (Early modern science,Part IV, V, VI), 543-49 (Conclusions).

Students not partecipating in the lectures must follow the suggestions given in the files “lessico corso (i) 16-17” and "Programma (i)16-17" downloadable from the Professor on-line page in the Dept. of Cultures and Civilisations

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Clericuzio, Antonio La macchina del mondo Carocci 2006

Assessment methods and criteria

Interview

European students in Erasmus are kindly requested to get in contact with the Professor

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017