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PHIL 213: Modern Philosophy (3 credits)

Course Description

Introduction to the history of philosophy based on texts or translations of “modern” works, that is works originally written in a modern European language. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • 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.

Degrees and Certificates

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Classes Offered

  • Fall 2006 - MW, 7:15pm to 8:40pm, Hale Pālanakila 213, E Gardner - CRN: 63305