Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: Mind and Body


Course Objective

The course aims at enabling students to identify the
background of the problem under discussion, to acquire
knowledge of and
insight into a major problem in the history of
philosophy; and to carry
out research in the field.

Course Content

The present course will address the discussions of the relationship

between mind and body as articulated in the writings of
Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Avicenna, and Averroes

Teaching Methods

Lecture, reading of philosophical texts, discussion

Method of Assessment

The exam for the present course will include two short assignments
(probably in the second and the fourth week of the course),
 and a final
assignment (a paper of approximately five thousand words) at the end of
course. The mark of the exam will be based upon the results of the
participation in class (15%), of the two assignments 15%, and the final
paper: 70%.


A selection of primary (and secondary) texts as specified in the course
description (on Canvas).

Target Audience

Students in the Master's programme Philosophy (2 years)

General Information

Course Code W_MA_ANC
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator dr. O.L. Lizzini
Examiner dr. O.L. Lizzini
Teaching Staff dr. O.L. Lizzini

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture
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