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THEO 1090 Perspectives on Western Culture I/Perspectives I (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The course introduces students to the Judeo-Christian Biblical texts and to the writings of such foundational thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, Hegel, and Kierkegaard. The first semester considers the birth of the self-critical Greek philosophic spirit, the story of the people of Israel, the emergence of Christianity and Islam, and concludes with a consideration of medieval explorations of the relationship between faith and reason. Attention will also be paid to non-Western philosophical and theological sources.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: PHIL1090

Comments: Freshmen only


Last Updated: 13-May-15