One or two philosophers, usually chosen from Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Leibniz, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Wittgenstein and Frege. Prerequisite: two courses in philosophy or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Counts toward European Studies Minor.
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Current Semester InformationDaniel Shannon
419A: Major Philosophers:Kant
This course will focus on Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. We will read the text closely and analyse the main arguments. We will also consider several different interpretations of and objections to his arguments, including those from G. W. F. Hegel, P. F. Strawson, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Hans Reichenbach. The class is student directed, involving seminar presentations; several short papers will be assigned. There is a final exam.