Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016
PHL 312 Descartes to Kant
4 hours; 4 credits
The beginning of modern philosophy–epistemology, ethics, and political thought–will be studied through readings from some of the major figures of the 17th and 18th centuries. Readings will be drawn from the works of Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, and Kant. Special attention will be given to the opposition of empiricism and rationalism and to its resolution in Kant’s work.
Prerequisite: At least one 200-level course in philosophy or permission of the department
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