Medieval and Early Modern Philosophers and Theologians Worksheet

Medieval and Early Modern Philosophers and Theologians

Complete both parts of this worksheet.

Part A

Use the matrix to compare the theological views of St. Augustine, St. Anselm, or St. Thomas of Aquinas to the scientific method employed by one of the early modern philosophers—Descartes or Hobbes.

In the first column, choose either Augustine, Anselm, or Aquinas to describe how his theological views inform his views of knowledge and reality.

In the second column, choose a thinker from this week’s reading assignment—Descartes or Hobbes—and summarize his metaphysical and epistemological views.

Write at least four sentences or bullet points to help you organize your thoughts. Remember to use appropriate course-level APA formatting in any citations from the text.

Part B

Choose from one of two following options to deliver Part B of your assignment:

·         Option 1 is to complete the assignment as a standard written assignment.

·         Option 2 is to complete the assignment as a fictional dialogue between either Augustine, Anselm, or Aquinas and Descartes or Hobbes.

Compare the philosophical thought in 350 to 700 words between one of the ancient philosophers and Descartes or Hobbes.

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