New philosophy course offering in fall 2018
Medieval Philosophy, PHI 257.01, is a brand new course in the Department of Philosophy. In fall 2018, it will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Professor Sanson will be teaching the course.
Description: A survey of the history of philosophy from roughly the 4th through 14th centuries CE, with readings selected from Christian, Islamic, and Jewish traditions. Topics will include: the eternity of the world; the nature of the will; the nature, sources, and limits of knowledge. Other topics that we may cover include: divine foreknowledge; theories of causation; the metaphysics of material bodies; the nature of the soul and the nature of the self; action, intention, and the locus of moral praise and blame; sexual ethics; the nature of property rights and the ideal of poverty; the role of mystical experience; the doctrine of the trinity.