PL 333 - Modern Philosophy
(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 or QU 101; Every Year, Spring

Spring 2014