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PHL 506

The Rationalists

This course traces themes in the epistemology and metaphysics of leading thinkers of the rationalist movement of the 17th and 18th century. Rationalists thought reason alone could discover significant metaphysical principles and truths. This course examines their various answers to questions such as: What can we know about the world? What roles do reason and sensation play in knowledge? How is the mind related to the body? How are thought and perception related?
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1

Prerequisites

a minimum of five PHL/CPHL courses, which must include PHL 708

Antirequisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

None

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Philosophy