PHI 3602: Medieval Philosophy (2019-2020)

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What happens when Greek philosophy starts a conversation with the Abrahamic faith traditions (Judaism, Christianity, & Islam)? This course discusses some of the issues and questions arising from the Ancient period (especially in Plato and Aristotle) and engaged by later theologians and philosophers struggling to articulate the beliefs and practices of their faith traditions. Questions include: What is the nature of God? How are we to understand divine knowledge and power? How do answers to such theistic questions accord with human free will, sin, and evil? What is the relationship between faith and reason, and faith and ethics? The course focuses on such thinkers as: Augustine, Boethius, Al Farabi, Ibn Sina, Al Ghazali, Maimonides, and Thomas Aquinas.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Winter 23613 3 Patrick McDonald
M,W
Final: Th
3:40PM-5:00 PM
1:00PM-3:00 PM
01/06-03/13
03/19-03/19
Demaray Hall 254
Demaray Hall 254
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Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading, Audit, Pass/No Credit
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term

Prerequisites:
PHI 1001: D or better
OR PHI 1002: D or better
OR PHI 1004: D or better
OR UCOR 3000: D or better