History of Philosophy

Concentration Chair: Dr. Curtis Hancock

Courses provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the history of philosophical thought from the pre-Socratic period to the present day. Emphasis is placed on Ancient, Arabic, Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary philosophy.

Concentration Goals

  1. To enable students to understand philosophical themes and arguments in their proper historical context.
  2. To enable students to understand the development of ideas from one epoch to another.
  3. To enable students to interpret historical philosophical texts with accuracy and charity.

Concentration Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically within the discipline.
  2. Students will connect historical trends to contemporary issues.

Co-requisites for Philosophy:

  1. PHH 605 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  2. PHH 620 Modern and Contemporary Philosophy

Philosophy Core:

  1. PHS 611 Logic and Epistemology
  2. PHS 610 Philosophical Anthropology
  3. PHE 610 Ethics
  4. PHS 621 Philosophy of Nature and Metaphysics

Concentration Core:

  1. PHH 651 Aristotle
  2. PHH 781 Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas
  3. PHH 792 Philosophy of Edith Stein
  4. PHH 650 Recent Catholic Philosophy

Concentration Electives:

  1. PHH 681 Arabic Philosophy
  2. PHH 793 Plato’s Republic

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