Western Thought: From Scholasticism to Enlightenment
Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2010
This course will study the philosophical streams of the high middle age to the modern time (ca. 1200-1800). It will portray the legacy of ancient classical thoughts (Plato and Aristotle) and the change of philosophical and cultural paradigms which shape the current understandings of Life and World.
|Objectives||Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of academic theology in the high middle age based on philosophical methods;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural and social changes which caused the changes of philosophical paradigms;
3. Articulate philosophical thoughts and terminologies which have great impact in the Western thought.
|Content||Themes will include: introduction to social and cultural situation in middle age; Christianity as predominant religion; rise of natural sciences; Christian theologians (Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure; Meister Eckhart); Religious Philosophy (Rene Descartes, Blaise Pascal, B. Spinoza, I. Kant); English F. Enlightenment (F. Bacon, J. Locke, D. Hume)|
|Replacing Course(s)||Not Applicable.|
|Assumed Knowledge||This course builds on the course THEO1009 - Western Thought: Impact and Transformation of Greek Philosophy.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : Paper Based|
|Teaching Methods||Self Directed Learning|
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term|