Medieval: In the University of Curricula, they studied grammar, rhetoric, logic, arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy. All of my teachings must be through lectures. Examinations were oral, they were given after four to six year period of study.
Renaissance: Students would study history, moral philosophy, eloquence (or rhetoric), letters (grammar and logic), poetry, mathematics, astronomy, and music. The entire point was to “produce individuals who follow a path of virtue and wisdom.” They would posses proper rhetoric skills so they can convince (persuade) others to do the same.
Probably teach Thomas Aquinas. Summa Theologica ( A Summa of Theology) Summa meaning summary. This contained the logical method of intellectual investigation used by scholars. His first question “Does god exist?” Try and include some aspects of scholasticism, (the harminization Christian teachings with the works of the Greek philosophers. Teach some of Aristotles work, and mention it is strongly disliked by the Catholic church. Thomas aquinas created his teachings as a model of Aristotles works. Aristotles teachings: He thought that through experience, we could generate an Archetype. By observation, we were able to create a database of Archetypes in our mind. If one were to think of the most perfect picture of a girl, it would be based on their experiences because everybody's picture would be different. In the Renaissance they started to teach classical ideas again, classism. Teachings were mostly centered around humanism. Thomas Aquinas distinguished four kinds of law: eternal, natural, human, and divine. Humans are based on the desire to live, and procreate. He said that we can only know god exist through revelation, but we can know the nature of god by observing (aristotle) the world around us. He came up with 5 NOT statements that describe god.
It is hard to find any secular aspects of Aquinas, he thought that the goal of human existence is union and eternal fellowship with God. Aquinas essentially structures his philosophy around happiness or the pursuit of happiness. It seems to me at least that the god really represents happiness in all of this, because heaven is all happy and peaceful. So really, at the end of your life you want to be happy. The afterlife is just a figment and in actuality you are trying to achieve happiness.
Humanism (nature of humans & goal of humans):
Existence and Nature of God:
Classical & 1100’s Writings: