FTR-FIPPSB111
History of Medieval Philosophy
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleFTR-FIPPSB111
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Opleiding Filosofie;
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
dr. G.S. Ciola
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Lecturer
dr. G.S. Ciola
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Contactperson for the course
dr. G.S. Ciola
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Academic year2020
Period
PER2  (02/11/2020 to 24/01/2021)
Starting block
PER2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
 At the end of this course, you are able to:
  • describe the main tendencies of the development of philosophical thought in the Middle Ages (the period between 500 and 1500);
  • read and interpret fragments of medieval philosophical texts against the background of their historical and philosophical context.
Content
This course offers an overview of the main developments of philosophical thought in the period between 500 and 1500, focusing on themes related to ethics and political philosophy. The course will pay attention to authors such as Augustine, Boëthius, Peter Abalard, Abū Nasr Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Fārābi, Abū Hamid ibn Muhammad al-Ghazālī, Thomas Aquinas, Henri of Ghent and Godfrey of Fontaines, and Christine de Pizan. The course will follow a text oriented approach: the students are required to study fragments of primary philosophical texts (in English translation).
 
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
We strongly recommend that students have followed an introductory course in classical philosophy prior to this course.
Test information

Specifics

Required materials
Articles
Primary literature (fragments of primary philosophical texts in translation), and additional materials will be made available at the start of the course (on Brightspace)
ISBN:978-0-19-966322-4
Title:Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
Author:J. Marenbon
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Costs:20.00

Instructional modes
Lecture

General
Lectures and discussions of primary philosophical texts. Students are expected to have studied the relevant primary philosophical texts before class.

Tests
Written Exam
Test weight1
Test typeWritten exam
OpportunitiesBlock PER2, Block PER3