PHIL 2222: Early Modern Philosophy

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

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Early Modern Philosophy responds to tumultuous times in Europe. Medieval scholasticism was in disrepute as the Scientific Revolution took hold. This course focuses on the distinctive character of this period as it wrestled with the metaphysical and epistemological problems raised by scientific developments. Students critically evaluate the views and enduring influence of such thinkers such as Descartes, Leibniz, Locke, Hume, and Kant, in regards to questions such as: What is the relationship between reality and our perceptions of reality? What is the nature of the mind and how is it related to the body? What is the nature of physical reality?

Prerequisite(s): Any first year philosophy course or permission of the instructor.

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