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Amos Nascimento
Tacoma Campus

History of Philosophy: Medieval and Modern

Explores continuity in the concerns of thinkers from different places and eras, including such medieval and early modern philosophers as Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, and Kant. Examines how they address questions about reality, thought, and the beautiful and the good.

Class description

This course provides a general introduction to western philosophical thinking and focus on two key thinkers, Augustine and Descartes. It shows how these thinkers used a dialogical form to address philosophical issues, but failed to recognize and stress the importance of the dialogical method. Dialogue will be exercised in theory and practice as a basic tool for interdisciplinary studies.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction


Recommended preparation

Reading of assigned texts Willingness to participate in dialogue

Class assignments and grading

Readings Discussions Journaling Presentations Final paper

Test/Quizz (10%) Participation in discussions (25%) Journaling (10%) Presentation (25%) Final paper (30%)

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Amos Nascimento
Date: 09/23/2006