PL 333 - Modern Philosophy
(3 cr.) From the mid-16th to the 18th centuries, movements such as the Renaissance, the Reformation, the development of the modern sciences, and increasing international trade and colonization introduced a new era of philosophy. Students explore human understanding, critically analyzing issues that potentially include the mind-body relationship, freedom and determinism, the nature of reality, the existence of God, perception, personhood and personal identity, the scope and limits of knowledge, and the value and limitations of our intellectual heritage from this period. Authors may include Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. Prerequisite: PL 101 or QU 101; Every Year, Spring

Spring 2015