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Jonathan D. Peeters
PHIL 322
Seattle Campus

Modern Philosophy

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

Class description

This course will comprise an investigation of some of the central themes in metaphysics and epistemology found in the major philosophers of the Modern time period. By the end of the semester the student will be able to: (1) Develop and defend contemporary interpretations of primary philosophical texts, (2) Evaluate interpretations of primary philosophical texts in terms of consistency, plausibility, and charity. TEXT: Modern Philosophy: An Anthology of Primary Sources, Ariew and Watkins eds.

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Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 01/23/2012