2020-2021 Catalog

PHIL 305 Modern Philosophy

This course surveys major themes of Rationalism and Empiricism, as developed in the 17th and 18th centuries by thinkers such as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. The mind-body problem, the relationship between experience and science, questions of knowledge and of the existence of God, issues of subjectivity and objectivity, and the understanding of substance and nature are explored. 




WRIT 102 or WRIT 201 & one previous PHIL course