COMPARATIVE MEDIEVAL PHILOS

RELIGION 946

The interaction between major philosophers of three Abrahamic religions in the medieval period. Maimonides as the representative of Jewish philosophers. Thomas Aquinas as the representative of Christian philosophers. Al-Farabi, Avicenna, Al-Ghazali and Averroes as the representatives of Muslim philosophers. Translation movement from Arabic to European languages. Theological subjects, philosophical approach. Epistemology, ontology, teleology, and eschatology. Major themes: Causality, God (existence, attributes and actions), world (seen an unseen), creation, soul, prophesy and revelation, resurrection, predestination and free will, theoretical and practical reason. Instructor: Kadivar

Day / Time: 

Tu 04:55 PM-07:25 PM

Location: 

Gray 319

Instructor: 

Kadivar, Mohsen

Section: 

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