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