Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Historical & Philosophical Inq

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Incompatible

PHIL3611

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Combination of weekly quizzes, short assignments, oral presentation and research essay.

Course coordinator

Dr Aurelia Armstrong

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course traces the rise of modern philosophy as a reaction to dramatic changes in scientific thinking in the seventeenth century. It examines three major points of intersection between science and philosophy in the period in debates about (1) the ontology of nature; (2) causation; and (3) cognitive psychology. Philosophers examined include Descartes, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, Spinoza, Malebranche, Margaret Cavendish, Ann Conway, Ralph Cudworth, Leibniz, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley and Hume.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile