Condemned Philosophy?

Faculteit Wijsbegeerte
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode FI203ML
Vaknaam Condemned Philosophy?
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Condemned Philosophy? Reason and faith in medieval and contemporary thought
  • knowledge of medieval philosophy
  • understanding our (historical) prejudices
  • to develop the competence to critically analyse medieval texts and to examine modern interpretations
Omschrijving Why are certain statements condemned? Why are certain topics shunned? According to a widespread understanding of medieval cultures, especially medieval philosophy was driven and constrained by theological and religious concerns. Based on a close reading of the famous condemnation of 1277, we will explore the relation between faith and reason in the medieval context. In a second step we will look at contemporary constraints on philosophy and the role of religion in assessing such constraints. Here, our knowledge of the medieval context might help questioning current standards and prejudices. In a third step we will attempt to reconsider the role of faith and belief in medieval and contemporary contexts.
Uren per week 2
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. M. Lenz
Docent(en) prof. dr. M. Lenz
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Literature will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Filosofie 3 semester I b keuze
Bachelor Exchange Courses - semester I b keuze