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History of Philosophy: Capita Selecta - Period 5 Honors Program Program Spring 2025 Semester - Extended - Amsterdam

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History of Philosophy: Capita Selecta - Period 5

History of Philosophy: Capita Selecta - Period 5 Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Primary Subject Area: Philosophy
Instruction in: English
Course Code: W_BA_CASE
Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 84
Prerequisites: To enroll in this course, you must have completed introductory courses on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. If you want to take the course, but do not meet the requirements, get in touch with the coordinator of the course.


This elective is about ancient and medieval theories of nature and the ontological and metaphysical presuppositions underlying them. We will discuss questions regarding the fundamental reality of nature, the relation between the natural and the artificial, between nature and civilization, between natural praeter-natural and supernatural, as well as questions regarding human nature and living in accordance with nature. We will start in classical Athens and end in the fifteenth century. This class relates directly to past and future research of several members of the department.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) awards credits based on the ECTS system. Contact hours listed under a course description may vary due to the combination of lecture-based and independent work required for each course therefore, CEA's recommended credits are based on the ECTS credits assigned by VU Amsterdam. 1 ECTS equals 28 contact hours assigned by VU Amsterdam.

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