History of Modern Philosophy
- History of Modern Philosophy
This course addresses 16th through 18th century philosophy with emphasis on broad epistemological and/or metaphysical developments of empiricism and rationalism in philosophical thought from Descartes to Kant and may include approximate precursors and successors.
Eligibility for College Composition (C-ID ENGL 100)
Sixteenth through Eighteenth century philosophy with emphasis on broad epistemological and/or metaphysical developments in Primary Texts from Descartes to Kant and may include approximate precursors and successors.
Reading Philosophical Texts Critically
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate mastery of critical philosophical skills to present accurately and to interpret the positions of 16th to 18th century philosophers, based on readings of their primary texts.
- Critically analyze and evaluate arguments, assumptions, principles, and methods of 16th through 18th century philosophers.
Written work such as formal essays, research papers, term papers, exams, and quizzes
Reading materials must include strong representation of primary texts. Primary texts should be drawn from such readings as:
Descartes, Discourse on Method
Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy
Leibniz, Discourse on Metaphysics
Berkeley, Principles of Human Knowledge
Berkeley, Three Dialogues
Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Locke, Two Treatises of Government
Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
Rousseau, The Social Contract
Kant, Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
Kant, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals
philosophy, history, modern
- June 01, 2012