2023-2024 / PHIL0011-1

History of the philosophy of the middle ages


45h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 
 Master in history (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Olivier Dubouclez

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course is an introduction to the history of medieval philosophy dealing with the problem of the universals connected with issues in contemporary philosophy, and based on a selections of texts. The course would like to show what makes medieval philosophy so specific, in its ways of philosophizing and in its links to our philosophical present.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To introduce students to issues and methods that make up the specificity of Medieval Philosophy.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Each part of the course will be devoted to an aspect of the problem that will give rise to a presentation of theoretical problems and solutions, but also, and inseparably, to the reading and the commentary of a set of founding texts.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

We will work with a choice of texts distributed during the class and made available on MyULiege. The bibliography indicates the works and comments on which the course will be based.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

3-hour writing examination including 2 questions on the course itself and 1 explanation of a short text taken from texts studied during the class.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Olivier Dubouclez
Departement of Philosophy
History of Modern Philosophy
Place du 20-Août, 7
B-4000 Liège
email: Olivier.Dubouclez@uliege.be

I receive students on Tuesday (12:00-13:00) or by appointment.

Association of one or more MOOCs