Course ObjectiveThe objective of this course is to acquire critical understanding of
some of the highlights of Ancient and Medieval philosophy. After this
course you will have 1) knowledge of some of the greatest thinkers from
Western philosophy in Antiquity and Middle Ages; 2) understanding of the
main questions this philosophy seeks to answer.
After this course you are able to 1) interpret philosophical texts from
Antiquity and Middle Ages; 2) use and apply some of the core concepts of
philosophy; 3) outline the development of Ancient and Medieval
philosophy in your own words
Course ContentThis course treats Western philosophy from 6 BC to the 14th century AD.
It introduces you to Ancient and Medieval philosophy, by studying the
thinking of Plato, Aristotle, Boëthius, Thomas Aquinas, as well as
Arabic and ancient female philosophers. We will focus on the relation
between world, knowledge and language (metaphysics, epistemology,
Teaching MethodsInteractive lecture; seminar; text analysis
Method of AssessmentWeekly assignments; final exam. The assignments should be satisfactory,
the exam determines the final grade.
LiteratureReader Great Minds I '19-'10
Target AudienceMinor students Philosophy
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. T.M. Franssen|
|Examiner||dr. T.M. Franssen|
dr. T.M. Franssen
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