This course is a survey of the rise of modern philosophy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Authors in this period attempted to provide systematic, scientifically informed solutions to a wide range of philosophical problems (e.g., what is the relationship between mind and body? Do we have free will? What is the nature of matter, space, and time? What is causation?) We will examine a number of influential philosophical systems developed to address these problems.
Instructor: John Grey
Other Relevant Majors: History, Mathematics, Science, Religous Studies