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Brian Lars Enden
PHIL 322
Seattle Campus

Modern Philosophy

Examination of metaphysical and epistemological problems from the works of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.

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We will examine the epistemological and metaphysical views of seven of the most important philosophers of the modern period: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. We will mostly be interested in what these great thinkers had to say about the origins of ideas, and the natures of substances, but we will also spend some time examining such topics as causation, freedom, and God. TEXT: "Modern Philosophy: An Anthology of Primary Sources", Roger Ariew and Eric Watkins, eds.

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Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 04/01/2013