Temas de Filosofia Medieval (not translated)
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
a. Acquire a detailed knowledge of important figures in medieval philosophic thinking.
b. Acquire the ability to read critically and independently some of the fundamental philosophy texts from the medieval period.
c. Develop the ability to place ideas, methodological concepts and doctrinal positions in the historical context to which they belong.
d. Analyse specific philosophical questions from the medieval period.
e. Recognition of the ties between medieval thinking and some of today’s philosophical texts and concepts.
f. Acquire the ability to compare independently and critically the medieval and contemporary handling of similar questions.
g. Acquire a detailed knowledge of the methodological and doctrinal “conflicts” in medieval philosophy and their articulation with the philosophical questions to which they refer.
h. Acquire a basic ability to investigate questions in the Medieval Philosophy area.
The concepts of will and freedom in Thomas de Aquino and Duns Scotus. The study and analysis of the conceptual controversy between Thomas de Aquino and Duns Scotus regarding will, its relations with the intellect and the nature of the causality pertaining to will and freedom.
TOMÁS DE AQUINO, Suma Theologiae, Ia-IIae, qq. 1-21.
TOMÁS DE AQUINO, De Malo, q.6
DUNS ESCOTO, Ordinatio (textos concretos indicados ao longo do curso)
DUNS ESCOTO, Qauestiones super libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis, IX (ed. bilingue WOLTER, A (ed. e trad.), John Duns Scotus. A Treatise on Potency and Act., New York. The Franciscan Institue, 2000).
WOLTER, A (ed. a trad.), Duns Scotus on the Will and Morality, Washington, The Catholic Univesity of America Press, 1997
Course of theoretical-practical character. The methodology used combines a theoretical examination of questions and the interpretation of texts. Continuous analysis and commenting on the texts in question. Phenomenological analysis. Discussion of alternative perspectives, objections, counter-examples, etc.
Individual evaluation. Each student will have to present a written work and discuss it with the lecturer.