Early Modern Philosophy (PHIL 206.3)

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PHIL 206 1 September 2017 Leslie Howe
PHIL 206 01 September 2016 Leslie Howe


An examination of key authors and texts from Descartes to Hume. Early modern philosophy covers one of the central historical periods of philosophy and saw the emergence of science and development of modern theories of mind and knowledge. This course covers rationalist and empiricist explanations of reality, knowledge, consciousness, and the origin of ideas, as well as the challenge of and responses to skepticism.


6 credit units in philosophy or PHIL 120.


PHIL 206 is required for all Philosophy major programs.

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