Medieval Period

1 hr per week for 3rd Quarter & 2 hrs per week for 4th Quarter
(Open to lay students)

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.


A class presentation and an oral examination.

Selected 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

1 hr per week for 3rd Quarter & 2 hrs per week for 4th Quarter (Open to lay students)


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