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PL 211 Overview

This course focuses on the development of the Western philosophical tradition within the context of the three Abrahamic faith traditions. Readings are chosen from the following list of medieval theologians and philosophers: St. Augustine, St. Anselm, Averroes, Moses Maimonides, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Franciscans Bonaventure and Duns Scotus. The contributions of these thinkers to the debates of the time are examined. Topics to be covered are chosen from the following: the relationship between faith and reason, the existence and nature of God, the soul’s immortality, the nature of human cognition, moral action and the moral law, and the problem of universals.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • PL