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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHL 245 - Modern Philosophy

Surveys western philosophy from the early 17th century Enlightenment through 19th century critiques of rationalism. Readings will include selections from major thinkers who have shaped modern conceptions of the self, society, the natural cosmos, and religion. We will address philosophical themes such as the dialectic of freedom and nature, the status of political order and the role of reason in human life. We will refer in broad strokes throughout the course to the European cultural, historical and political contexts in which these modern ideas first arose and circulated. Satisfies Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education requirement.

Prerequisites & Notes
One previous philosophy course or permission of instructor.

(Cr: 3)