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PHIL 308 History of Philosophy II: The Early Modern Era to the 20th Century (CORE— Western Civilization)

Prerequisite: Completion of a course in philosophy: PHIL 200, PLWS 203, PLRL 205, PHIL 212, PHIL 221, PLRL 301, PLRL 306 or INPL 309. (Second semester/3 credits) 

An introduction to the primary philosophical movements from the 17th to the 20th century. This course introduces students to the rationalist and the empiricist traditions, as well as addresses philosophical issues in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics and political theory. Thinkers covered typically include Hobbes, Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Mill, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche.