Introduzione. - Unit 1A: The Greek civilisation in the classical period. - Unit 1B: Greek philosophy in the classical period. - Unit 2A: The Roman world. -- Unit 2B: Stoicism and Epicureanism. - Unit 3A: The Middle Ages. - Unit 3B: Medieval philosophy. - Unit 4A: From the Renaissance to the 17th century. - Unit 4B: Philosophy from the Renaissance to the 17th century. - Unit 5: Roundup. - Unit 6A: The 18th century. - Unit 6B: The philosophy of the Enlightenment. -- Unit 7A: The 19th century. - Unit 7B: Philosophy in the 19th century: from Idealism to Pragmatism. - Unit 8A: Our century ... and the next one. -- Unit 8B: Philosophy in the 20th century. - Unit 9A: Historiography. - Unit 9B: The history of western philosophy. - Unit 10: Roundup. - Appendice. - Soluzioni degli esercizi. - Indice analitico.