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PHIL 7700 Ancient & Medieval Theories of the Passions (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

We will consider the view of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine and the Stoics on the nature and role of the passions, their relationship to reason, the definitions of the particular passions. We will move, then, to a reading of selections from Aquinas' treatise on the passions (Summa theologiae I-II) as well as the views of Ockham and Scotus, in terms of influences on their views and the way in which they hand on the tradition of thought into the late Medieval and Modern period.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Eileen Sweeney

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17