Course Memo

This course will cover the development of western philosophy in the medieval period (ca. 500-1400), including its roots in ancient Greek philosophy and the Christian tradition, the intellectual achievement of the high medieval period, and the nominalist critique of the 14th century. Attention will also be given to the reception of Islamic and Jewish learning by the medieval west.  The course will include a  study of the thought of Augustine, Boethius, Anselm of Canterbury, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, and William of Ockham, as well Ibn-Sina, Ibn-Rushd, and Maimonides.  Class format:  lecture and discussion.  Student evaluation: class participation, midterm, final, short paper. Intended audience:  M.A.Ph. and M.A.Th. students.