|(3 cr.) Dramatic cultural movements of the 16th century,
such as the Renaissance, the Reformation and the
rise of modern science, introduced a new era of
philosophy in the 17th and 18th centuries. This
course examines the efforts and far-reaching
influence of modern thinkers including Descartes,
Hobbes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume
and Kant. The course provides an opportunity to
explore issues concerning the nature of mind and
body, the scope and limits of knowledge, the
conflict between freedom and determinism, and God.
The course gives students a sense of the value and
limitations of our intellectual heritage.
Prerequisite: PL 101 and junior standing (or
Prerequisite: PL 101 or QU 101; Every Year, Spring|