PHIL 202 Spring 2015 History of Modern Philosophy

This course provides an introduction to Modern Philosophy of the 17th and 18th Centuries, with a focus on metaphysics and epistemology. Topics: What can we know through our senses? Can we know anything through reason alone? What is the nature of the mind? What is the nature of bodies? Are bodies independent of minds? Do bodies interact with minds? Do bodies interact with other bodies? What are space and time? What can we know about God? Authors: Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Leibniz, and Kant.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly papers plus midterm and final exams
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Prerequisites: none
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Department Notes: Required course for Philosophy majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: PHIL History Courses
Enrollment Limit: none
Expected Enrollment: 30
Class Number: 3845
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PHIL 202 - 01 (S) LEC History of Modern Philosophy Division 2: Social Studies Justin B. Shaddock
MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM 3845 Open
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