Neo-Platonism | Dominican University College

The history of Greek philosophy spans a period of roughly a thousand years from the time of the Pre-Socratic to the Neo-Platonists. The last great epoch in Greek philosophy, the Neo-Platonic period, includes such authors as Plotinus, Iamblichus, and Proclus. The Neo-Platonists had an enormous influence on later authors: directly on Augustine, Nicolaus of Cusa, various Renaissance figures, the German idealists, particularly Hegel; and indirectly, through Dionysius the Areopagite, on such figures as Scotus Erigena, and Aquinas. This course will enable students to study Neo-Platonic texts both for themselves and in the context of their influence on later philosophical history.

Credits: 
3
Language: 
English
Faculty: 
Philosophy
Professor: 
Semester: 
Winter
Time: 
Friday, 8:30-11:20 a.m.
Room Number: 
219
Academic Year: 
2018-19
Level: 
Undergraduate
Course Code: 
DPHY 2212
Program: 
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Ethics
Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Philosophy and in Theology
Bachelor of Arts, major in Philosophy & minor in Theology
Bachelor of Philosophy
Bachelor of Philosophy with a minor in Ethics
Certificate in Philosophy