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Medieval Period

Medieval Period

History of Philosophy

Aim of the Course

This course aims to familiarize the students with the development of thought in the Medieval period. In doing so it will train them in the methods of philosophical reflection and also expose them to the problems of interpretation.

Course Content

After a general sketch of the more important thinkers of the Patristic period, the thought of St. Augustine is considered in more detail. This is followed by a general study of the scholastic thinkers, with special emphasis on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.


Class presentation: 40%

Oral exam: 60%

Credit: 6

Select Bibliography

Copleston, Frederick A History of Philosophy. Vols. II & III. London: Image Books, 1962.

Jones, W.T. A History of Western Philosophy. Vol. II. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1952.

Sahakian, William History of Philosophy, Boston, Burns & Nobles, 1968.

Sarayana, Joseph, History of Medieval Philosophy, Manila, Sinag-Tala, 1996.

Tarnas, Richard. The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View, Ballantine Books, New York, 1991.

Walsh, M. J.,A History of Philosophy, Geoffrey Chapman, London, 1985.

Lecture Hours

To be confirmed


Fr. Stanley Antoni