Ultimate Questions, Ultimate Answers: Metaphysics from the Pre-Socratics to Aquinas

Taught by Gregory T. Doolan, Ph.D.

From the beginning of time, people have wondered about the meaning of human life. Who are we? Why are we here? What is the point of it all? These questions have eternal significance, and just asking them tends to change the way people live their lives.

Dr. Doolan begins with the roots of metaphysics in pre-Christian Greek philosophy from the great minds of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. The course highlights the crowning philosophical achievements of St. Thomas Aquinas during the 13th century. Finally, Dr. Doolan references the modern philosophical decline that followed St. Thomas Aquinas.