Mar 03, 2024  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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PHIL 500/5201 - Classical Western Philosophy (3 cr.)



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This course will deal with issues in Ancient Greek and Medieval Philosophy that are relevant for an appreciation of Egypt’s philosophical tradition, as well as for an understanding of the philosophical debates that contributed to the development of Islamic Philosophy. Special emphasis will accordingly be placed upon the following: Some of the great philosophers who lived and worked in Egypt (such as Philo Judaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen and Moses Maimonides); the history of Platonism (Plato, Plotinus and the Ancient commentators on Plato and Aristotle working in the schools of Athens and Alexandria); and the Aristotelian tradition (Aristotle, Alexander of Aphrodisias and Themistius). Because it provides valuable background material for   , the course will generally run in the Fall Semester.
 



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