Course Code
PHIL 0020
Course Type
Subject Credit
Course Availability

The course is designed for those wishing to understand the metaphysics, ethics and philosophical theology of the Middle Ages. The key-works of leading western thinkers, from Augustine to Ockham, are scrutinized against the background of Scholastic philosophy, so that the intellectual underpinnings of the era can be examined in terms of the influences on them, and the influence they in turn exerted.

Sample Syllabus:

  • Augustine, Confessions, City of God
  • Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy
  • Anselm, Monologion, Proslogion
  • Peter Abelard, Sic et Non, Dialogue of a Philosopher
  • Duns Scotus, Commentary on Peter Lombard’s ‘Sentences’
  • Bonaventure, Journey of the Mind Into God
  • Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica
  • William of Ockham, Summa Logicae