Rhetoric as Philosophy from Isocrates to the Age of Abelard and Heloise

Date Cancelled
Course Code ICH5720HS
Semester Second Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This seminar examines the ancient and medieval discipline of rhetoric and its practitioners’ claim that it represented a properly philosophical discourse. It does so in terms of a selection of texts drawn from the works of Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, Abelard and Heloise. In the process, it explores the relationship between affectivity and discursive validity with a view to the effect such a focus has on our understanding of Greek and Latin philosophy, patristic and medieval theology and their intertwined history.

Crosslisted to (1) Theological
Schedule TBA
Start Time TBA
End Time TBA
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 5
Maximum Enrolment 15
Enrolment Notes

Students need to contact the ICS Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu to complete registratoin

Additional Notes

Additioanl Evlauation: weekly papers, seminar presenation

Students must follow the TST program handbook regulations relating to course deadlines for submission of course work and requests for extensions. The prima facie deadline for the completion of work in a course is the last day of the TST examination week for the semester in which the course is taken. Students and instructors are bound by the earlier of deadlines set either by the instructor or TST. Where the policy of the affiliate college, in relation to courses listed in the TST Course Catalogue, differ from TST policies, the policy of TST will apply.

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Research Paper
Previously Offered Winter 2017
Currently Offered Winter 2021