PHIL214 - Medieval Philosophy
Prerequisites 10 cp from 100-level unit in Philosophy
Teaching Organisation This unit involves 150 hours of focused learning, or the equivalent of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.
This unit explores the reception of ancient Greek thought in late Roman antiquity at the dawn of the Christian era, its preservation and development in Islamic civilisation and early medieval Europe, and the flourishing of Scholastic philosophy from the 11th century and beyond. Through a study of the work of thinkers such as Augustine, Boethius, Avicenna, Anselm, Maimonides, Aquinas, Bonaventure, Scotus and Ockham, a range of areas are considered in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophical theology, ethics and political philosophy.