DOMUNI UNIVERSITAS

ECTS Credits:
Professor:

Dr Paul O’Grady et al.

UNIT 1: WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY?

1. INTRODUCTION

2. THE MEANING OF PHILOSOPHY
Awkward questions
Who are philosophers?
Academic philosophy
Philosophical method

3. A FORM OF LIFE
Good advice
Disagreements
Answers and questions

UNIT 2: WHY STUDY PHILOSOPHY?

1. REASONS
Intrinsic reason
Instrumental reason

2. AN INNATE TENDENCY
Unavoidable questions
Intellectual virtue
Transferable skills
Intellectual troubleshooting
Relation to theology

UNIT 3 : THE PLACE OF PHILOSOPHY IN THEOLOGY

1. TERMINOLOGY
Systematic theology
Philosophical theology
Natural theology

2. PHILOSOPHY AND SCRIPTURE
Greek and hebrew mentalities
Agnosticism
Greek philosophical concepts

3. PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY : THE PATRISTIC PERIOD
Patristic opposition to philosophy
Monastic opposition to philosophy
Patristic use of philosophy
Neoplatonism
Doctrinal use of philosophy
East and west

4. PHILOSOPHY & THEOLOGY : THE MIDDLE AGES
The cathedral schools
Philosophical theology at its peak
Separation of philosophy and theology

5. FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO IDEALISM
The enlightenment
Nineteenth century idealism

6. TWENTIETH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY
Continental philosophy
Continental philosophical influence
Analytic philosophical influence
Process theology
Postmodernism

7. WHAT THIS MEANS

UNIT 4: THE MAIN ARE AS OF PHILOSOPHY

1. METAPHYSICS
Questions of metaphysics
Identity
Change

2. EPISTEMOLOGY
Modern epistemology
Foundationalists and coherentists
Externalism and internalism
The sources of knowledge

3. PHILOSOPHY OF MIND
Dualism
Identity theory
Behaviourism

4. PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
Linguistic analysis
Significance of language

5. LOGIC
Symbolic logic
Valid and invalid arguments

6. ETHICS
Moral value
Modern ethical theories

7. POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Power and politics
Liberal politics
Politics and economics

8. PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
Theism
Religious language
These were the basics

UNIT 5: PRESOCRATIC PHILOSOPHY

1. MYTH AND PHILOSOPHY

2. FRAGMENTS

3. THE PHYSICISTS

4. APPEARANCE AND REALITY

5. THE ONE AND THE MANY
Thales
Heraclitus
Parmenides

UNIT 6: SOCRATES

1. ATHENIAN SOCIETY
The sophists
Socrates introduced
Socrates’ life in athens

2. SOCRATIC METHOD
Socratic dialogues
Socratic irony

3. SOCRATES’ DEATH
Political intrigue
The last days of Socrates
Further Reading