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180070 VO-L History of Philosophy II (2018S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

This lecture series aims at giving an introductory survey of typical philosophical topics which originated from the reception of antique philosophy in the middle ages and the early modern period.

Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The lecture starts on 08.03.2018. as indicated (6:30 pm, Hs. 32.).
You can find the program of the lecture on Moodle.

Thursday 08.03. 18:30 - 20:05 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 15.03. 18:30 - 20:05 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 22.03. 18:30 - 20:05 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 12.04. 18:30 - 20:05 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 19.04. 18:30 - 20:05 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 26.04. 18:30 - 20:05 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 03.05. 18:30 - 20:05 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 17.05. 18:30 - 20:05 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 24.05. 18:30 - 20:05 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 07.06. 18:30 - 20:05 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 14.06. 18:30 - 20:05 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 21.06. 18:30 - 20:05 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 28.06. 18:30 - 20:05 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture will deal with key issues of medieval thought. It will both reconstruct its ancient foundations as well as it will show how medieval thought has affected modern thought.

The focus will be on the following authors and schools of thought: Anselm of Canterbury, Arab Aristotelism, the Aristotelism of Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas, Scotism and Ockhamism, the mysticism of Meister Eckhart and so-called Frauenmystik, finally, the Renaissance, including authors such as Francesco Petrarca and Francis Bacon.

In addition, one session each will deal with the ontological argument and with the debate between nominalism and realism; two problems that, in one way or another, continue to occupy modern thinking.

Method
Each session is divided into 75 minutes of lecture and 15 minutes for questions.

In addition, each session comes with a thesis paper and about 20 pages of text (primary or secondary literature), which are both provided on Moodle.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam of 90 minutes.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Der in der VO vorgetragene Stoff sowie der Stoff der Begleitlektüre.

Reading list

Recommended introductory literature:
Cole, Andrew/Smith, D. Vance (eds.): The Legitimacy of the Middle Ages. On the Unwritten History of Theory, Durham/London: Duke University Press 2010.
Flasch, Kurt: Das philosophische Denken im Mittelalter. Von Augustin bis Machiavelli, 3. überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage, Stuttgart: Reclam 2013.
Gilson, Etienne: Being and Some Philosophers, Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 1952
Ders.: La philosophie au moyen âge (2 Bände), Paris: Payot 1922, 2. Aufl. (beide Bände in einer Ausg.), 1944; letzter Nachdruck der 2. Aufl. 2011
Honnefelder, Ludger: Woher kommen wir? Ursprünge der Moderne im Denken des Mittelalters, Berlin 2008.

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