Topics in Natural Philosophy: Cosmology
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
"Cosmology is the study of the origin, structure, and space-time relationships of the
universe. In this course we will examine the state of cosmology in the Middle Ages.
We will begin by examining its origins with Aristotle and Plato. We will then develop
the “standard model” of the universe as understood during the Middle Ages. We will
then examine some of the problems that the Natural Philosophers of the Middle Ages investigated. Although the Introduction to Natural Philosophy course is helpful, it is not required. Also, no knowledge of mathematics, astronomy, or physics is required.