Prof. Pam PHIL 302 Spring 2011 Syllabus, 1 Instructor: Dr. Pamela Hood Office: HUM 359 Office Hours: F 8-10am and 2-3pm Voice Mail: TBA E-Mail: [email protected] Web: iLearn Course Description This course offers a survey of Medieval Christian, Islamic, and J
Plotinus and Neoplatonism
Alexandria Egypt 3rd century CE
Roman philosopher Plotinus 204 270 CE
Synthesis of the tradition of Greek philosophical
inquiry, especially Platos metaphysics
Iamblichus and Porphyry succeeded Plotinus and
Primary Thesis of the Timaeus
The cosmos (world order) has been fashioned by an
intelligent and benevolent being according to a model or
paradigm, the eternal, immaterial, and unchanging world
of the forms.
There is a Cause of the Cosmos.
(1) The cosmos c
I. Dionysius: 6th century Christian NeoPlatonist, influential in Eastern/Greek
Orthodoxy and also on some prominent western Christian theologians and
II. Scripture and Philosophy: As a Ch
1. What were some of the influences (philosophically and theologically) that shaped Anselm as
a philosophical theologian? Be sure to consider Lanfrancs influence on Anselm.
2. What is Anselms ontological argu
Neo-Platonism, St. Augustine, and Dionysius
1. Who was Plotinus and what is his significance to early medieval
2. To what does the Demiurge correspond in Plotinuss emanationist
3. How does Plotinus d
Essay #3: Maimonides and an Eternal Universe
Due Friday, May 2, 2014 (before 11:50pm)
Background to Prompt: In his Guide of the Perplexed, medieval Jewish philosopher
Moses Maimonides discusses three theistic views concerning the relat
Study Questions: Set #1
(1) What is Vedanta? What was the historical context in which it emerged?
(2) What are some of the basic claims of Vedanta?
(3) What are the sacred
Dr. Michael Sudduth
San Francisco State University
San Francisco State University, Spring 2014
Philosophy 302.01 (33315)
MWF 11:10am12:00noon (HUM 217)
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Office: HUM 547
Hours: 8:3010:00am (MWF)
Doctrine of Separationism
(or Two Realms)
Changing world of particular things
characterized by identity and
World of unchanging, immaterial,
and eternal Forms.
Realm of the Forms - Intelligibles