Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy

RGT2751HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2011/05/02
Offered in Summer 2011  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

At the beginning of the 1600s, Galileo inaugurated the Scientific Revolution, which in turn brought about revolutions in philosophy and theology. In this course, we will examine Descartes’ attempt to find a a new philosophy, some responses to his attempt, and Hume’s reassertion of skepticism. We will then look at Kant’s attempt to reconcile Humean skepticism with the certainty of Newtonian physics. Finally, we will examine Hegel’s attempt to synthesize history, mathematics, science, art, and religion into a single comprehensive system. Throughout the course, we will be looking at philosophical method and its implications for theology. The course will involve both lecture and discussion. Students will be required to ask weekly questions, write 3 short papers and write a final exam.

Schedule: 19:00 to 21:00 · Begins: 05/02 · Ends: 05/30
Schedule Notes: May 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 24, 26, 30
Instructors: Sean Mulrooney
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10
Additional Notes: Last day to add: May 9, 2011;  Last day to drop: May 18, 2011

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