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Introduction to Modern Philosophy
This course examines the foundations of contemporary conceptions of knowledge through a study of the two dominant philosophical traditions of the 17th and 18th centuries - Rationalism and Empiricism. The philosophers studied will include Descartes, Hume, and Kant. The themes examined may include the nature of knowledge, the origin and formation of beliefs about the external world, the threat of scepticism, theories of perception, contemporary relevance, and the relation between mind and body.
Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
Liberal Studies: UL
Mentioned in the Following Calendar Pages
*List may not include courses that are on a common table shared between programs.
- Arts and Contemporary Studies Professional Table I
- English and Philosophy Double Major
- History and Philosophy Double Major
- Minor in Philosophy
- PHL 506 - The Rationalists
- PHL 508 - The Empiricists
- PHL 511 - Kant
- PHL 513 - Phenomenology
- PHL 600 - Classic Readings in Analytic Philosophy
- PHL 601 - Classic Readings Continental Philosophy
- PHL 700 - Meta-Philosophy
- PHL 752 - German Idealism
- Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies