Classical Philosophy for Theology

Date Cancelled
College Regis College
Instructor(s) Mulrooney, Sean
Course Code RGT1113HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

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.

Schedule Wed
Start Time 18:30
End Time 21:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Program Requirement The MDiv students in the 3 Catholic colleges are required by the Vatican to take at least 2 courses in philosophy.
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Short Paper
Research Paper
Previously Offered Fall 2021
Currently Offered Fall 2022