History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Course Code :1003FLWFIA
Study domain:Philosophy and Ethics
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Geert Van Eekert

3. Course contents *

This course gives an introduction to the main systems and currents from Thales up to and including William of Ockham. 

In the survey of ancient philosophy the following items are studied: pre-philosophical thought, the Milesians, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Zeno, the sophists, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Stoicism and Neoplatonism.

In the survey of medieval philosophy the following items are studied: Justin, Clement, Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Tertullian, Augustine, Boethius, Eriugena, Anselm, the problem of universals, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham.