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Medieval Philosophy

A survey of the philosophy of the medieval period (c. 400-1400 AD), focusing on a few of the philosophical themes medieval authors were especially concerned with, such as how to live happily, the problem of evil, the relationship between human freedom and divine predetermination of the future, the alleged conflict between rationality and religious belief, the origin of gender and gender roles, and the ethics of wealth and poverty. Attention will be given to Christian, Muslim, and Jewish authors. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.

Core Curriculum Designation: CI
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0