For the Latin Middle Ages, the authors and movements studied in the course will include the following milestones: Augustine, Anselme, Abelard, the Dominican school (Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas) and the Franciscan school (Duns Scotus, Ockham).
For the Renaissance, Neo-Platonic authors (Nicholas of Cusa, Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola), political thinkers (Machiavelli, Jean Bodin), art theoreticians (Alberti), naturalists (Telesio, Giordano Bruno) and Montaigne.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
By the end of the course, students will be able to present an overview of the main movements and themes of Medieval and Renaissance philosophy. They will have developed their critical reading of Medieval and Renaissance philosophical texts and secondary literature.
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”.