Ancient and Medieval Philosophy OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Philosophy Class by Notre Dame

Published Feb 05, 2009

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Students interested in learning about historic themes and important people in philosophy can take the 'Ancient and Medieval Philosophy' OpenCouseWare. The free undergraduate course is offered by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Students taking this course are usually pursuing a bachelor's degree in Philosophy or similar degree.

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: Course Specifics

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Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: Course Description

In the 'Ancient and Medieval Philosophy' OpenCourseWare, undergraduate students can study the various themes and learn about important philosophers during the ancient and medieval era. Students can learn about major philosophers, such as Plato, Aristotle and Augustine as well as read their literature on philosophy. The course provides readings that include 'Republic', 'Metaphysics' and 'Timaeus.' The lecture and discussion sessions from the on-campus course examined the readings by each philosopher. It allowed students to dissect the philosophers' messages about life, death, politics and ethics in order for students to gain a comprehensive understanding of their thoughts and theories during ancient and medieval times. Some of the other discussion topics included epicureanism and stoicism as well as pagan and Christian philosophy. The University of Notre Dame campus course was taught by Professor David O'Connor in 2006 as a 50-minute class held three times a week.

This OpenCourseWare includes video lectures and readings. If you are interested in taking this free course, visit the medieval and ancient philosophy course page.

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