The Origin of Medieval Philosophy


This course explores the origins and development of medieval philosophy, from the influence of Pre-Socratic ideas to the transition to Renaissance thought, covering key figures, movements, and debates in the medieval period.

What you will learn

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the origins and evolution of medieval philosophy, including the influence of Pre-Socratic, Platonic, Aristotelian, Neoplatonic, Islamic, and Jewish philosophies, as well as the development of scholasticism, the realism-nominalism debate, and the interplay between faith and reason.

Course program

Pre-Socratic Philosophy and Its Influence on Medieval Thought
The Role of Plato and Aristotle in Shaping Medieval Philosophy
Neoplatonism: Its Core Ideas and Influence on Medieval Philosophy
Scholasticism: The Method and Its Masters
The Interplay of Islamic and Jewish Philosophy with Medieval Thought
The Debate Between Realism and Nominalism in Medieval Philosophy
The Relationship Between Faith and Reason in Medieval Philosophy
The Role of Universities in the Development and Dissemination of Medieval Philosophy
The Transition to Renaissance Thought: Continuities and Disruptions
The Philosophical Synthesis of the High and Late Middle Ages