PHL 329L • EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY
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The 17th- and 18th- century philosophical development covered in this course constitutes the source and foundation for nearly all themes of 19th and 20th century of philosophy; but it is also a remarkably self-contained segment in intellectual history generally. Major topics: our knowledge of the external world, rationalism v. empiricism, the nature of substance, concept of the self, causality, freedom, God, philosophy and the emergence of Newtonian science. We shall concentrate on Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. The course is required of philosophy majors; but it can also serve very well as an intorudction to philosophy for upper-division students. No prerequisites. The course includes separately scheduled weekly discussion sections, conducted by a T.A.
Roger ARIEW & Eric WATKINS, Modern Philosophy: An Anthology of Primary Sources. Publisher: Hackett. Edition: 1998 or later. Paperback. ISBN: 0-87220-440-5. Garrett THOMPSON, Bacon to Kant: An Introduction to Modern Philosophy. Publisher: Waveland Press. 2nd edn. or later. Paperback. ISBN (for the 2nd. edn.): 1-57766-201-6.