W7212
Medieval Philosophy

The advanced unit Medieval Philosophy allows students to engage and examine more deeply the thought of great medieval philosophers and theologians such as Augustine, Averroes, Avicenna, Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure, Scotus and Ockham. Within the SCD curriculum, it is an elective unit and forms part of a Major in Philosophy.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Philosophy

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

W7110 Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy or W7112 Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate the thought of at least one major figure of the period
  2. Analyse that thought in its historical context
  3. Analyse and interpret primary sources of the period
  4. Assess the impact of Christian belief on earlier philosophical ideas
  5. Relate the ideas of the period to developments or issues in a modern context.
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