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Ancient Greek and Medieval Philosophy

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Overview

The purpose of this course is to study the important concepts in Ancient and Medieval philosophy. We will concentrate on the dominant figures of philosophy, and their thought on cosmology, metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics, and religion. The Philosophical Schools to be covered are the Milesian, Pythagorean, Eleatic, Pluralists. Atomists and the Sophists. It includes the brilliant contributions of greatest philosophers like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and religious contributions of medieval thinkers - St.Augustine. St.Anselm, and St.Thomas Aquinas. The course enables the students to master all the basic ideas of Classical Greek and Medieval philosophy.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT Week 1   1 History of Greek Philosophy 2 Greek School of Thought - The Eleatics 3 Pre-Socratic Philosophy

Week 2

1 Pre- Socratic Thinkers- the Ionians 2 Thales of Miletus 3 Anaximander

Week 3   1 Anaximenes 2 Pythagoras 3 Heraclitus

Week 4   1 Parmenides 2 Zeno 3 Anaxagoras
Week 5   1 Leuippus 2 Democritus 3 Sophist Philosophy
Week 6   1 Protagoras 2 Socrates Theory of knowledge 3 Socratic Method
Week 7   1 Plato’s Theory of knowledge 2 Doctrine of Ideas 3 Concept of Soul
Week 8   1 Aristotelian Epistemology 2 Logic 3 Substance, matter and form
Week 9   1 The Process of Change 2 Nichomachean Ethics 3 Epicureanism
Week 10   1 Stoicism 2 Historical overview of Medieval Philosophy 3 Features and Characteristics of Medieval Philosophy
Week 11   1 Major Phases and Important Thinkers of Medieval Philosophy 2 Central Themes and Philosophical Concerns of Medieval Philosophy 3 Medieval Philosophers: Boethius   Week 12   1 Medieval Philosophers :Anselm of Canterbury 2 Great Medieval Philosophers :St. Augustine of Hippo 3 Medieval Philosophers: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Taught by

Dr. BABU M N

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