The Divine Comedy: Dante's Journey to Freedom, Part 3 (Paradiso) - Georgetown UniversityedX
What you'll learn on the course
The Divine Comedy
What you'll learn
- Become familiar with the theory and practice of “Contemplative Reading” that constitutes one of the principal structural dynamics of Liberal Arts education.
- Apply the general practice of “Contemplative Reading” to Dante’s Divine Comedy.
- Demonstrate in-depth and relatively advanced familiarity with and knowledge of an epic poem of the highest cultural significance; in specific, Dante’s Divine Comedy.
- Begin to articulate for themselves their own personal convictions in response to reflection questions about human dignity, freedom and responsibility with which the Divine Comedy inevitably confronts its readers.
- Engage with the most fundamental goal of Liberal education, promoting the universal dignity of personhood
- Become acquainted with the specific contributions the Christian, Catholic and Jesuit tradition of Georgetown University bring to the promotion of human dignity.
Frank Ambrosio Frank Ambrosio is Director of the Doctoral Program in Liberal Studies and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. After studies in Italian language and literature in Florence, Italy, he completed his doctoral degree at Fordham University with a specialization in contemporary European Philosophy. He is the founding Director of the Georgetown University “MyDante Project,” a web-based platform for personal and collaborative study of Dante’s Commedia. He is the author of Dante and Derrida: Face to Face (State University of New York Press, 2007), as well as scholarly works on Hermeneutics and interdisciplinary studies of the Italian Renaissance. He is the recipient of multiple awards for excellence in teaching at Georgetown.