Fall 2001

PHL111
INTRODUCTION TO 
WESTERN PHILOSOPHY I

ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY

INSTRUCTOR: Larry Hauser
E-mail: hauser@alma.edu
WebSite: http://www.wutsamada.com/aol/lshauser/virtoff.html
Office: SAC 347 Phone: 7219
Hours: MWF 11:00-12:20


Delphi

TEXTS (required): W.T. Jones, A History of Western Philosophy (2nd edition): volume 1, The Classical Mind (CM) and volume 2, The Medieval Mind (MM).

DESCRIPTION: Survey of Classical Hellenistic & Medieval Christian Philosophy.  This course considers the development of the Western Philosophy from its inception in the cosmological reflections of Thales and others through the Scholastic synthesis of Aristotelianism and Catholicism in the late middle ages.  Philosophers to be considered include Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas.  Topics include appearance & reality; causation & change; Ideas; knowledge; value; God; time; and the soul.

GRADES WILL BE BASED ON
ASSIGNMENT  DUE DATE  VALUE Medieval Street
                in Rhodes
Medieval Street: Rhodes
 Commentaries & Participation Regularly 1/4 of course
Midterm Exam Friday October 19 1/4 of course
Term Paper Friday December 6 1/4 of course
Final Examination  as scheduled 1/4 of course

My classroom is rated R: lectures & discussion may include adult themes and language.


APPROXIMATE COURSE CALENDAR
Class meets 1:30-2:20 MW in SAC 108: note exceptions below 
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
Labor Day
Sept. 4
Sailing to Byzantium
CM 1-13
Alma 
Convocation
Presocratic Philosophy
CM 14-26
Presocratic Philosophy
CM 26-39
Sept. 11
 Sophism
CM 63-73
Sept. 13
Atomism
CM 74-88
Atomism
CM 88-107
Sept. 18
Plato & the Forms
CM 124-146
Sept. 20
Plato & the Forms
CM 124-146
Plato: Science, Etc.
CM 147-174
Sept. 25
Plato: Science, Etc.
CM 174-196
Sept. 27
Plato: Religion: Self-Criticism
CM 196-213
Aristotle: Metaphysics
CM 214-227
Oct. 2
Aristotle: Science
CM 227-244
Oct. 4
Aristotle: Logic
CM 244-254
Aristotle: Ethics
CM: 255-287
Oct. 9
Aristotle: Ethics
CM: 255-287
Oct. 11
Aristotle: Politics: Art
CM 287-311
Review for 
Midterm
Oct. 16
Midterm 
Examination
Oct. 18
Fall Term Recess
No Class
Epicureanism
CM 312-326
Oct. 23
Stocism
CM 326-344
Oct. 25
Stoicism & Skepticism
CM 344-354
Augustine: Life & Times
MM 72-83
Oct. 30
Augustine: God
MM 83-94
Nov. 1
Augustine: Evil: Issues
MM 94-101
Augustine: Creation & Time
MM 102-115
Nov. 6
Augustine: Ethics
MM 115-128
Nov. 8
Augustine: Nature and Science
MM 128-138
Medieval Philosophy: Erigena
MM 172-185
Nov. 13
Debate about Universals
MM. 185-196
Nov. 15
Faith v. Reason
MM 196-207
Aquinas: Metaphysics
MM 208-223
Nov. 20
Aquinas: Metaphysics
MM 223-241
Thanksgiving
Day
Thanksgiving Recess
No Class
Aquinas: Psychology
MM 243-257
 Nov. 27
Aquinas: Ethics
MM 257-272
Nov. 29
Aquinas: Politics, Etc.
MM 272-286
William of Occam
MM  289-313
Dec. 3
Discussion &
Consultation
Dec. 5
Final Review
papers due
Dec. 9
Finals Week
Dec. 10
Finals Week
Dec. 11
Finals Week
Dec. 12
Finals Week
Dec. 13
Finals Week
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI

Final Examination Schedule:
http://www.alma.edu/services/registrar/exams.php
-Alma College Academic Integrity Policy:
http://www.alma.edu/services/studentaffairs/section1.htm#Academic Integrity
Alma 2001 Academic Calendar
http://www.alma.edu/services/registrar/calendar.php