PHIL215 - Early Modern Philosophy
Prerequisites 10 cp from 100-level unit in Philosophy
Teaching Organisation This unit involves 150 hours of focused learning, or the equivalent of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.
The unit examines some of the major developments in European and British philosophical thought from the dawn of the enlightenment to early German idealism. In examining the work of some of the major thinkers of the period, such as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Kant, it traces some central debates of the period in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophical theology, ethics and political philosophy.