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180012 PS Thomas von Aquin De ente et essentia (2019S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 45 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 19.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 26.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 02.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 09.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 30.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 07.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 14.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 21.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 28.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 04.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 18.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 25.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Thomas' treatise De ente et essentiel (On being and essence) is considered as one of the most important works of ontology, that is, the theory concerning what being is. Not every being exists in the same way. A specific color or a specific weight can be seen on a given subject, but not independent of it. A subject can exist without being bound to a specific color or weight, although a certain color and weight is necessary for its existence. The question is then what is essential in a thing, what makes it the thing it is. Thomas aims to explain to his fellow monks (ad fratres socios) the fundamental concepts of Aristotelian ontology and by doing that he draws also on christian Theologians and Arabic Philosophers such as Avicenna and Averroes. In the seminar we will focus much on the historical background of Thomas' work, that is, on Aristotle, Augustin and Avicenna.

Assessment and permitted materials

The seminar will be assessed on the basis of active participation, one presentation, homework and one essay.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Requirements:
-Presentation of part of the text or of a central philosophical concept
-Presence and active participation
-punctual submission of the essay

Examination topics

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Reading list

F. L. Beeretz (ed.), Thomas von Aquin, De ente et essentia / Das Seiende und das Wesen, Stuttgart 2008 (3. edition): Reklam (RUB 9957).
T. McDermott, Thomas Aquinas Selected Philosophical Writings, Oxford 1993, The World's Classics.
Further literature will be given in the first session.

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