I’m pleased to announce a new course I’ll be teaching for Al-Balagh Academy.
Students will understand and learn the often surprising historical origins of all the major Western philosophical, moral, cultural and political ideas and ‘isms’ pervading the world today. Learn how to engage them and deconstruct them in this 12 wk course.
This course examines the Fundamental Foundations of Western Civilisation. It will explore the history and origins of its thought and the development of the principles of Western philosophy that underpin its institutions, society and states.
This course selects key influential thinkers and political philosophers that have shaped the Western intellectual tradition and schools of thought which gave rise to the sociological, political and economic landscape of Western civilisation we see today.
The course will critically examine Western history to answer the questions: “what ideas caused the West to become the civilisation it is today? And are those ideas “universal truths” or the product of speculation mixed with their perceived usefulness amid particular historical conditions?”
This course is a must for anyone who wishes to understand the West to engage its ideas and politics and understand its societies and the countries it has influenced.
REGISTER NOW: http://albalaghacademy.org/western
Birth of Thought in The Ancient Mediterranean World
The First European Philosophers: The Pre-Socratics
History and Philosophy of the Hellenistic Period
Christianity and the Latin Church Fathers
Medieval Christian Thought and The Rediscovery of Greek Philosophy
The Western ‘Enlightenment’