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Introduction to Modern Philosophy: Skepticism and Scientific Rationalism

PHIL 47S
3 units
June 26 - August 19, 2017

The course’s narrative will broadly frame Newton’s natural philosophy as a turning point in metaphysical and epistemological debates among early modern philosophies. Focusing on competing doctrines of space, time, and motion, we will investigate the relationship among kinds of skepticism and of rationalism expressed in the works of six philosophers: Descartes, Hume, Locke, Newton, Leibniz, Berkeley.

Prerequisite

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