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PHIL 1223 Medieval Philosophy (3)

In this class students will undertake a historical and philosophical survey of the sources, nature and influence of the main issues, authors and distinctive institutions of the Middle Ages.  In many ways Christian philosophy reaches a high point at the end of classical antiquity in the works of St. Augustine and again, but in a divergent manner, in the thirteenth century in the works of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Special attention is given to exploring the relationship between faith and reason and to the perennial wisdom of the Augustinian and Thomistic traditions in conjunction with other authors of the Greatest Books and auxillary texts in relationship to contemporary thought and life. [Prerequisite: freshman philosophy 1133].



St. Augustine: Selected Texts
St. Thomas Aquinas: Selected Treatises from Summa Theologiae et al
Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy
Saint Albert the Great: Selected Texts