PHIL 213: Modern Philosophy

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3

Introduction to the history of philosophy based on texts or translations of “modern” works, that is works originally written in a modern European language. 

Course Outcomes
  • Describe the nature and significance of major controversies in epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, aesthetics, and method that define the period of modernity.
  • Clearly explain, synthesize, and compare the arguments put forward by the modern philosophers studied in the course.
  • Carefully evaluate the positions of the philosophers studied by employing the methods of philosophical inquiry such as critical thinking, critical reading, and critical writing.
  • Clearly, concisely, and convincingly articulate reasons that support personal judgments about major controversies in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, and method.