Course title:
Day School: History of Philosophy 3: Anselm and Aquinas
Tutor:
Karim Esmail
Course ID:
C3747051
Start date:
20/11/2021
End date:
20/11/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Sat 20 Nov 2021 10:00 AM - 16:00 PM 6
Total sessions: 1
Total number of classroom hours: 6
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 6
Date
Sat 20 Nov 2021
Times
10:00 AM - 16:00 PM
Hours
6
Total sessions:
1
Total number of classroom hours:
6
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
6
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Reading Friends Meeting House
2 Church Street
Reading
RG1 2SB
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
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Fee
£27.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
Other

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

Other

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

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
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.
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.
Course description:
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.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Discuss some of key elements in the thought of one of the great philosophers of the medieval period, Anselm.
2. Discuss some of the key elements in the thought of another great philosopher of the medieval period, Aquinas.
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