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PHIL 7721 Medieval Ontology (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

We will study how Neo-Platonism and Aristotelism dialogued, argued, merged, parted in medieval metaphysics, especially in Aquinas's, Scotus's and Ockham's thought, during the 13th and 14th centuries. We will analyze fundamental concepts such as being, form and matter, substance and accident, essence and existence, individuation, participation, creation, 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.

Instructor(s): Jean-Luc Solere

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17