From the pre-Socratics to Thomas Aquinas, with emphasis on Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas.
3.000 Credit hours
The general aim of this course is to introduce students to the major figures, movements, problems, positions, and arguments of the period from the pre-Socratics through medieval scholasticism (you’ll learn what that means!).
It is expected that you will:
• Become conversant with the positions, arguments, and impact of major authors. This involves understanding a diversified range of philosophical texts, written in different times and places and in different styles.
• Enhance your ability to read closely.
• Enhance your ability to think rigorously by assessing their arguments and producing your own.
• Enhance your ability to communicate clearly, systematically, and critically.
• Enhance your understanding of alternative ways of approaching philosophical problems.
• Understand philosophical jokes.
• Confuse people.
• Impress people with your erudition while they wish they could just walk away.
Shatz, David C. (2021, Fall), Syllabus, PHIL 2170 - E Ancient & Medieval Philosophy, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.
*This is constructed from limited available data and may be imprecise.