Course: Thomism, Scotism and Jesuit Philosophy of 17th and 18th Century

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Course title Thomism, Scotism and Jesuit Philosophy of 17th and 18th Century
Course code KFI/TSJF
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Lacca Emanuele, M.A. Ph.D.
  • Heider Daniel, doc. Ph.D.
Course content
Thematic areas (the example): 1. Suárez's Conception of Universals and its echo in the 17th Century Jesuit School: The theme of two seminars will be Suarez's influence upon three great conceptualists of the Jesuit philosophy of the first half of the 17th century (R. De Arriaga, F. Oviedo and H. de Mendoza). 2. Classical Thomistic Concept of Universals: In two seminars the student will devote a classical Thomistic concept of universals of John from St. Tomas (J. Poinsot), whose Cursus Philosophicus became standard for a number of Thomists during the so-called Third Scholastics (first half of the 20th century). 3. The Scotish Concept of Universals I.: In the first two of four seminars devoted to 17th century philosophical scholasticism, we will focus on the concept of Irish Franciscan J. Punche (Pontius). 4. Scotistic Concept of Universals II: In the second two seminars we present the theory of the Italian Conventual B. Mastria

Learning activities and teaching methods
Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the seminar is to introduce the basic peripetias of the early modern post-Suaresian university philosophy of the 17th century. Emphasis will be put on the comparison of the main representatives of the three main philosophical schools, namely Thomism, Scotism and Jesuit philosophy.
interpretation and understanding of the text from Baroque scholasticism
basic knowledge of Latin language

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

regular and active attendance, preparation of comments and reading
Recommended literature
  • Bartolomeo Mastri da Meldola. Disputationes in XII libros Metaphysicorum. venezia, 1645.
  • Francisco Suarez. Disputationes metaphysicae.
  • Ioannis a Sancto Thoma. Cursus Philosophicus Thomisticus. Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, Zürich, New York, 2008.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Philosophy (2016) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer