Course

The Philosophy of Augustine’s Confessions: its Origins and Influence

Description

Saint Augustine of Hippo’s Confessions (published in 397 A.D.) is the author’s intellectual autobiography. So powerfully was it written that it ended the age of Hellenistic Philosophy, and founded the successor age, now called Medieval Philosophy.  Our main goal in this course will be to read and discuss all thirteen chapters of the Confessions. In addition, when possible, we will look at some of the ancient philosophies that influenced Augustine and later philosophies he inspired.

Note: This course is bilingual, however, the language of instruction will be English.

Credits

3

Language

both

Faculty

Philosophy

Professor

Graeme Hunter

Course code

DPHI/DPHY 5701-6701

Room number

TBD

Academic year

2022-2023

Semester

Fall

Level

Graduate

Time

Wednesday, 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm