History of Philosophy

A brief history of philosophy

Over four weeks Fr Gavan Jennings will be teaching a brief course on the History of Philosophy. His goal is to give an overview of the development of philosophy from the ancients to modern times. No prior knowledge is required.

Fr Gavan has an Undergraduate and Master’s degree from University College Dublin and a Phd (in Aristotle’s dialectic) from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He was ordained a Priest in 1997. He lives in Dublin and is on the Regional Commission of Opus Dei in Ireland. He is the editor of Position Papers.

Sessions (See below for course overview and Zoom link)

Thursday 14th May Ancient Philosophy (part 1)

Saturday 16th May Ancient Philosophy (part 1) - repeat session

Monday 18th May Ancient Philosophy (part 2)

Thursday 21st May Medieval Philosophy (part 1)

Monday 25th May Medieval Philosophy (part 2)

Thursday 28th May Modern Philosophy (part 1)

Monday 1st June Modern Philosophy (part 2)

Thursday4th June Contemporary Philosophy (part 1)

Monday 8th June Contemporary Philosophy (part 2)

All classes are on zoom. They start at 8.30pm and last 45 minutes. There will be time for questions at the end of each class

Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 859 7755 5917

Password: CoClare

History of Philosophy - overview .docx