PHIL 304 CP - Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas

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(3 sem. hrs.)

This course studies key texts from Thomas Aquinas. The focus is on the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, but special attention is paid to his commentaries on Aristotle and on his Christian interpretation of ancient philosophy. The challenge that modern science and modern philosophy presents to Thomistic metaphysics is also discussed, with special attention paid to the highly influential critique made by Immanuel Kant.

Instructor's notes:

This course further explores the person of Thomas Aquinas and his intellectual formation.

  • Prerequisites: 3 sem. hrs. of philosophy. (3-0; 0-0)

  • The course meets the University Core Requirement for Philosophy, and meets the requirements for a Philosophy Major, Concentration, or Minor; English Ancillary Requirement; and Christianity and Culture: Catholic Studies Minor.

  • All CPC courses may be counted as electives for any TWU Degree.

  • CPC courses may count towards CPC certificates as listed in the Course Requirements for each Certificate.

Image: St. Thomas Aquinas, painting attributed to Sandro Botticelli, 15th century.

Video: Bishop Barron on Thomas Aquinas and the Argument from Motion.


14 June 2019


Philosophy, 300-Level, Fall 2019, Spring 2021