These courses are designed to introduce students to major thinkers of the modern period and Kant.
PHIL 3800 Descartes is a systematic introduction to the works and thought of the "father of modern philosophy".
PHIL 3820 Rationalism is a study of rationalism in Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz and of subsequent developments of this standpoint.
PHIL 3840 Hume is a study of the work and influence of Hume on theories of knowledge, metaphysics and moral philosophy.
PHIL 3850 Kant's Theory of Knowledge is an introduction to the work of one of the most influential thinkers of the modern era, concentrating on his theory of knowledge, particularly as stated in the Critique of Pure Reason.
PR: PHIL 1200 or permission of the Department
3851 Kant's Ethics is an introduction to the work of one of the most influential thinkers of the modern era, concentrating on his ethics, particularly as stated in The Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals and The Critique of Practical Reason.