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History of Science

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History of Science

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Anno accademico 2019/2020

Codice attività didattica
FIL0228
Docente
Enrico Pasini (Titolare del corso)
Corso di studio
laurea magistrale in Filosofia
Anno
2° anno
Tipologia
Caratterizzante
Crediti/Valenza
6
SSD attività didattica
M-STO/05 - storia della scienza e delle tecniche
Erogazione
Tradizionale
Lingua
Inglese
Frequenza
Facoltativa
Tipologia esame
Scritto ed orale
Prerequisiti
The course is primarily intendend for students of the “Philosophy International Curriculum.” Adequate command of the English language is required. Basic (high-school level) background in mathematics and natural science is presupposed.
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Sommario del corso

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Obiettivi formativi

Students will familarize themselves with the study of the history of scientific debates and with the historical interplay of competing approaches. They will also  learn to approach classical texts and problems of the history of science.

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Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi

Students will develop a basic acquaintance with the inception of geological debates in the 17th and 18th century. They will try themselves at moving from historical apprehension to an in-deep presentation in the second section of the course.

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Programma

The course will have as an object the inception phase of geology in the 17th and 18th century. A specific focus will be brought on a single work, Leibniz's Protogaea, its sources and its reception.

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Modalità di insegnamento

The course will be part class lessons, part presentations and home assignments, with a possible end-of-course paper. There will be three parts, devoted to:
– a general introduction to the proto-history of geology (instructor's lessons);
– Leibniz's Protogaea (both instructor's lessons and students' presentations);
– reception and further history of Leibniz's approach (instructor's lessons).

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Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Requirements, to be adjusted during the course if necessary:
– class participation, including one short presentation (PIC students unable to attend class should contact the instructor);
– one short research paper (1500-2000 words), due mid-semester, that may be based on the presentation;
– either a longer paper or a written examination at the end of semester.
The final grade will, with some looseness, be based on these as follows: class participation (15%), oral presentation (25%), first paper (20%) and final paper or examination (40%).

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Testi consigliati e bibliografia

  • Summi polyhistoris Godefridi Guilielmi Leibnitii Protogaea sive De prima facie telluris et antiquissimae historiae vestigiis in ipsis naturae monumentis dissertatio, ex schedis manuscriptis viri illustris in lucem edita a Christiano Ludovico Scheidio, Goettingae, sumptibus Ioh. Guil. Schmidii, 1749
  • G. W. Leibniz, Protogaea, transl. and ed. by Claudine Cohen & Andre Wakefield, Chicago,  University of Chicago Press, 2008 (paper or kindle edition)
  • David Oldroyd, Sciences of the Earth: Studies in the History of Mineralogy and Geology, Brookfield, Ashgate, 1988
  • David Oldroyd, Thinking about the Earth: a History of Ideas in Geology, London, Athlone, 1996

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