Philosophy 257

Philosophy 257: Medieval Philosophy
David Sanson
Illinois State University
Fall 2021

This class is a topical survey of Medieval Philosophy. The precise topics covered change each time I teach the course. But I always aim for a fun blend of metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, ethics, and philosophy of action. Some examples of topics that we might cover:

Readings will be drawn from both Latin and Arabic sources. Again, the choice of readings changes a bit each time I teach the course, but we will read works by some of: Augustine, Boethius, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ibn Rushd (Averroes), al-Ghazali, Ibn Tufayl, Anselm, Moses ben Maimon (Maimonides), Abelard, Heloise, Hildegard of Bingen, Aquinas, Henry of Ghent, Scotus, Ockham, Buridan, Nicholas of Autrecourt, Christine de Pizan, and Molina.