Classical Philosophy for Theology
College: Regis College
Instructor 1: Mulrooney, Sean
Course Code: 
RGT1113HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

This course is an introduction to ancient and medieval philosophy for theology students who have had little or no philosophy. In this course, we will focus both on understanding key philosophical concepts relevant to theology and on developing philosophical skills. Each class will consist of a lecture on a thorny philosophical question and a tutorial in which students actively work on acquiring and practicing philosophical skills. Throughout, philosophy is seen as a series of interpersonal communications (= asking good questions and formulating intelligent answers) rather than as a series of dogmatic pronouncements.
Authors to be studied include Plato, Aristotle, the Epicureans, the Stoics, the Skeptics, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Luther and Machiavelli.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2020
Start Time: 
18:30
End Time: 
21:00
Hours per Week: 
3
Schedule: 
Thu
Program Requirement: 
The MDiv students in the 3 Catholic colleges are required by the Vatican to take at least 2 courses in philosophy.
Minimum: 
8
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Tutorial
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Short Paper
Research Paper
Other