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PHIL0250

Early Modern Philosophy

Early Modern Philosophy
This course offers an introduction to some of the most influential European philosophers of the 17th and 18th centuries: Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. We will consider and critically examine the responses these thinkers gave to various questions in metaphysics and epistemology, including the following: What is the relationship between reality and our perception of reality? What is the nature of the mind and how is it related to the body? What is the nature of physical reality? Which of our beliefs, if any, do we have good reason to maintain in the face of radical skepticism? 3 hrs lect.
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2015

PHIL0250A-S15 Lecture

Spring 2014

PHIL0250A-S14 Lecture (Besser-Jones)

Spring 2013

PHIL0250A-S13 Lecture (Besser-Jones)

Spring 2012

PHIL0250A-S12 Lecture (Nuovo)

Spring 2011

PHIL0250A-S11 Lecture (Besser-Jones)

Spring 2010

PHIL0250A-S10 Lecture (Besser-Jones)

Spring 2009

PHIL0250A-S09 Lecture (Besser-Jones)

Spring 2008

PHIL0250A-S08 Lecture (Cokelet)

Fall 2006

PHIL0250A-F06 Lecture (Nuovo)

Spring 2005

PHIL0250A-S05 Lecture (Nuovo)