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NEW COURSE FOR MDI SUBSCRIBERS: The History and Intellectual Foundations of Western Civilisation

MDI is pleased to announce a new course by MDI’s Abdullah al Andalusi 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

COURSE BREAKDOWN

SESSION 1

Birth of Thought in The Ancient Mediterranean World

SESSION 2

The First European Philosophers: The Pre-Socratics

SESSION 3

Socrates

SESSION 4

Plato

SESSION 5

Aristotle

SESSION 6

History and Philosophy of the Hellenistic Period

SESSION 7

Christianity and the Latin Church Fathers

SESSION 8

Medieval Christian Thought and The Rediscovery of Greek Philosophy

SESSION 9

The Renaissance

SESSION 10

The Western ‘Enlightenment’

SESSION 11

Anglo-Saxon Philosophy

SESSION 12

Continental Philosophy

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