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2013 HPA266 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA366

Not Offered


Studies the development of philosophy from the period of the early Greeks to the period of the Renaissance. Students are able to examine the ideas of philosophers like Plato and Aristotle; see how those ideas took a grip on the minds of theologians and other thinkers throughout the middle ages; see how the same ideas came together in the doctrines of St Thomas Aquinas and see how they laid the foundation for many philosophical beliefs of our own day. The unit will be useful not only to students of philosophy but also to students of history, literature, ancient civilisations, art, and religion.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: HPA266 - 3,000 words internal assessment (60%), 2 hour examination (40%)
HPA366 - 3,500 words internal assessment (60%), 2 hour examination (40%)


Int: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

Ext: web-based delivery (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - W,I,N,H,L
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Video conferencing - L
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 25% of Arts units

STAFF: Dr I. Farin

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