This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2017-2018
The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
By the end of the course, the student should be able to give an account of the main problems Medieval philosophers confronted (the problem of universals, reason and faith, logic and the knowledge of God, Aristotelianism and Neo-Platonism, transitions-from antiquity and into the Renaissance, etc.). The student should also be able to grasp the originality of method displayed in these texts, the institutional framework within which it took place, and its posterity in Modern thought. The student should likewise be able to use the working tools learnt in the course to undertake an assignment about a topic discussed in the lectures and thus deepen his/her knowledge of it.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Etienne Gilson,La Philosophie au Moyen Age. Des origines patristiques à la fin du XIVème siècle, Paris,Payot, 1944.
Frederic Coppleston, A History of Philosophy, vol. II et III
Anthonu Kenny, Medieval Philosophy ( A new History of Western Philosophy Volume 2), Clarendon Press- Oxford, 2005.
Kurt Flasch, Introduction à la Philosophie Médiévale, (Vestigia), 2èmeéd., Paris-Fribourg, Cerf-Editions Universitaires, 2011.