History of Modern Philosophy

A study of central themes in seventeenth and eighteenth-century philosophy. We will engage with questions of metaphysics, epistemology, and morals. Authors include Amo, Astell, Cavendish, Conway, Descartes, Princess Elisabeth, Heywat, Hume, Locke, Kant, and Wang Yangming. Among the topics: the nature of substance, the relationship between mind and body, the limits of reason, determinism and freedom, and the good life.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 25

Prerequisites: None.

Instructor: Walsh

Distribution Requirements: EC or HS - Epistemology and Cognition or Historical Studies

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring