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PHIL 7712 Medieval Metaphysics (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

We will study how Neo-Platonism and Aristotelism dialogued, argued, merged, parted in medieval metaphysics, especially in Aquinas', Scotus' and Ockham's thought, during the 13th and 14th centuries. We will analyze fundamental concepts, such as participation, causality, creation, being, essence and existence, form and matter, substance and accident, etc. The class is especially designed for giving graduate students a strong and in-depth presentation of medieval thought, an essential moment of the development of western philosophy.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Jean-Luc Solere

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 23-Jan-15