Cass J Weller
Examination of the metaphysical and epistemological views of Locke and Berkeley, with perhaps some attention also to Hume. Prerequisite: either PHIL 322 or PHIL 350.
This course will be an intensive study of Locke's justly famous book "An Essay concerning Human Understanding". We will critically examine his formulation, elaboration, and defense of the thesis that all human thought and knowledge is spun from the materials of sensory experience. Topics inlcude theory of knowledge, theory of mind, theory of language, natural kinds.
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