Day School: History of Philosophy 3: Anselm and Aquinas

Ref: C3747051

The medieval period is an important period in the history of western philosophy. This Study Day considers some of the key elements in the thought of two of the great philosophers of this period, Anselm and Aquinas. It considers Anselm's famous and widely-discussed ontological argument for the existence of God. It also considers Aquinas on, among other things, form, matter and change, on essence and existence, and on God.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to some of the key elements in the thought of two of the great philosophers of the medieval period, Anselm and Aquinas.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No prior specialist knowledge is required to attend this Study Day.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Discuss some of key elements in the thought of one of the great philosophers of the medieval period, Anselm.
  • Discuss some of the key elements in the thought of another great philosopher of the medieval period, Aquinas.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

It is not necessary to do any reading for this Study Day. But a reading list will be provided. The books on it may be referred to for the Study Day or they may be referred to in the future.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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Day School: History of Philosophy 3: Anselm and Aquinas

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