|Winter Term 2018 History of Philosophy: Descartes, Locke, and Leibniz - 1423 - PHIL 210
Prerequisites/Notes: One course in philosophy, sophomore standing, or consent of instructor
Catalog Description : We will explore some exciting developments of the 16th and 17th centuries. Specifically, we will look at how the study of metaphysics, epistemology, and the mind, were transformed by the scientific revolution. The works of three thinkers will serve as our primary window in to this era: French philosopher and mathematician, Rene Descartes(1596-1650); English philosopher and physician, John Locke (1632-1704); and German philosopher and mathematician, Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716). But we will also read excerpts from some other prominent figures of this era, including Thomas Hobbes, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, Nicolas Malebranche, and David Hume.
Attributes: Humanities Div GER (01cr), BM Humanities (01cr), Foundation/Gateway Course