Western Thought: From Scholasticism to Enlightenment
Not available in 2012
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.
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.
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)
This course builds on the course THEO1009 - Western Thought: Impact and Transformation of Greek Philosophy.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Self Directed Learning
Self Directed Learning: for 130 hour(s) per Term for Full Term