W7110
Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy

The unit Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy provides an introduction to philosophy by considering its origins in Greek philosophy and its encounter with Christian thought during the early Middle Ages. Students will be introduced to the nature of the philosophical inquiry, examine several key texts and gain an appreciation for the history of ideas, thereby attaining a foundation for further philosophical studies. The unit is an elective unit and forms part of a Major in Philosophy within the Bachelor awards.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Philosophy

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify the main philosophical ideas of the ancient and early medieval periods
  2. Trace the transformation in philosophical thought during the early centuries of the Christian period
  3. Analyse a philosophical text of reasonable difficulty
  4. Write a philosophical essay using acceptable methodological conventions
  5. Apply philosophical ideas gained from reading in speech and writing.
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