History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy WT-DTE-HFS
1.Beginning of Greek philosophy
2 Presocratics in search for the principle of reality
3. Humanistic period in Greek philosophy; Sophists on virtue and beginning of moral philosophy - Socrates.
4.Plato and discovery of noetic reality of ideas.
5. Aristotle and systematic approach to philosophy and human knowledge.
6.Hellenic schools, Stoicism, Epicurism, Skepticism, Eclecticism.
7. Pagan and Christian neoplatonic philosophy - beginnings of Christian philosophy.
8. St Augustine - teacher of the West.
9.Beginning of Medieval philosophy - dispute on Dialectics.
10. Quarry on Universals from Peter Abelard and Wilhelm of Champeaux till nominalism of Wilhelm Ockham.
11. Birth of Scholastics - philosophical schools and Universities.
12. Philosophical schools of 13th century. Franciscan school (Roger Bacon, St Bonaventure), Dominican school (Albert the Great)
13. St Thomas Aquinas - new philosophical ideas in the context of the dispute with Latin Averroism.
14. Condemnation of 1277 - beginning of the fall of Aristotelianism in theology and beginning of division between faculties of arts and theology on universities.
15. Fall of Medieval Philosophy: Duns Scotus, Wilhelm Ockham, Nicolas of Cusa.
(in Polish) Grupa przedmiotów ogólnouczenianych
Learning outcome code/codes
Type of subject
KNOWLEDGE: Student knows teaching of the most important ancient and medieval philosophers. He knows and understands concepts which they are using, and can link them with proper philosopher, explain their meaning. Student knows basic terms in source languages (greek, latin). Student knows and can distinguish philosophical disciplines in the context of their origin and development in given period. Student understands development of philosophical thought, especially in the context of searching the first principles of reality.
ABILITIES: Student can distinguish the thought of given author from its development and later commentaries. Student understands the importance of proper interpretation of source texts, and the different methods and ways of commenting and interpreting them. Student can follow a development of philosophical problem in sequent authors; can name and show the opposite statements in main philosophical discussions.
participation in lecture: 30
obligatory literature: 30
preparation for exam: 30
Sum of hours: 90
Number of ECTS: [90 : 30 =3]
Oral exam enclosing the topics presented on lectures and contents of specified papers.
1. Knowledge of the ancient and medieval philosophers.
- for 2 (ndst.) student do not know the teaching of ancient and medieval philosophers
- for 3 (dst.) student know the teaching of basic authors (Plato, Aristotle, St Augustine, St Thomas Aquinas).
- for 4 (db.) student know philosophical systems of philosophers; know their connection with one another.
- for 5 (bdb.) student know philosophical systems of philosophers; know their connection with one another. Knows basic therms in source languages. Student have knowledge of basic problems in given literature.
2. Ability to show the difference between opinions, ideas and interpretations. Can infer the conclusions from premises.
- for 2 (ndst.) Student has no ability to differ between opinions, ideas and interpretations, cannot make a proper reasoning.
- for 3 (dst.) Student can show the difference between opinions, ideas and interpretations.
- for 4 (db.) Student can show with certitude the difference between opinions, ideas and interpretations.
- for 5 (bdb.) Student can show with certitude the difference between opinions, ideas and interpretations. His reasoning is accurate.
G. Reale, Historia filozofii starożytnej, t. I-V, Lublin 1994-2003.
E. Glison, Historia filozofii chrześcijańskiej w wiekach średnich, Warszawa 1987.
P. Hadot, Czym jest filozofia starożytna, tł. P. Domański, Warszawa 2000.
E. Gilson, Jedność doświadczenia filozoficznego, tł. Z. Wrzeszcz, Warszawa 1968.
R. Heinzmann, Filozofia Średniowiecza, tł. P. Domański, Kęty 1998.
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