Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

This unit treats the history of thought in the West during the Middle Ages and up until the 17th century. It builds upon W8506 Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy and in doing so continues to trace the development of ideas such as God, the soul, power, science and property.

Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline


Credit Points



W8506 Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. explain some of the main ideas of the medieval and early modern periods
  2. analyse the transformation in thinking that occurred as medieval Christian thought was secularised during the 17th century
  3. read a text of reasonable difficulty and critique its argument and structure
  4. use the library to conduct philosophical research
  5. analyse changes in the meaning of ideas and suggest implications.
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