[FE 1012]  Anthropology I – 23.24

Semester I
friday 10:30 - 12:15

Course Information

Professor: MCCAFFERY, Patrick
Email: xw [email protected]

Language: English

Semester I
friday 10:30 - 12:15


In this course, the first of two in two successive semesters, we thoroughly examine Thomas Aquinas’s philosophical anthropology. While initially covering some of the main themes and concepts, we then put Aquinas’s overall perspective into conversation with some of the major philosophers of the canon. In addition, we explore some questions relevant to contemporary philosophy, especially philosophy of biology. This course, in preparation for the second semester, equips students with the skills to engage some very major contemporary anthropological questions


Bibliography: Treatise on Human Nature: Summa Theologiae 1A 75-89 (The Hackett Aquinas Project); ISBN: 0872206130 ; Commentary on Aristotle’s De Anima, Aquinas; ISBN: 188335711X ; Human Nature: A Reader (Hackett Readings in Philosophy); ISBN: 1603847452 ; Thomas Aquinas on Human Nature: A Philosophical Study of Summa Theologiae, 1a 75-89, by Robert Pasnau; ISBN: 0521001892 ; The Metaphysics of Biology, by John Dupré. ISBN: 1009011105