Christian Perspectives on the History of Philosophy

Speaker(s): Loren Wilkinson
Date: Winter 2005
Length: 24:02:56
Product ID: RGDL3440S

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The Christian Gospel came into a world of thought, and it continues to be proclaimed, debated, doubted, accepted and rejected in a world of thought. This course is an overview of that world and the relation of the Gospel to it. The central purpose is to explore the major themes in the history of philosophy, in the light of the Christian Gospel. Lectures include:

  • Introduction
  • The Pre-Socratic Philosophers
  • Socrates
  • Socrates and Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle and Neo-Platonism
  • Augustine
  • Early Medieval Philosophy
  • Early Medieval Philosophy and Aquinas
  • Aquinas and Franciscan Philosophy
  • Renaissance Philosophy
  • Rationalism
  • Empiricism: John Locke
  • Empiricism: George Berkley and David Hume
  • Immanuel Kant
  • G.W.F. Hegel
  • Karl Marx
  • Positivism
  • Analytic Philosophy
  • Phenomenology and Existentialism: Kierkegaard and Nietzsche
  • Heidegger and Deconstruction
  • Critical Realism
  • Conclusions

See All Audio by Loren Wilkinson

Loren E. Wilkinson is retired as Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies & Philosophy at Regent College. Previously he served as Associate Professor in the Department of English at Seattle Pacific College and Fellow at the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship. He is editor of Earthkeeping in the Nineties: Stewardship of Creation, and co-wrote Caring for Creation in Your Own Backyard with his wife, Mary Ruth.

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