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PHIL4103 - Research Topics: Early Modern Philosophy

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Peter Robert Anstey
Phone: +61 2 9351 2477
Email: peter.anstey@sydney.edu.au


This unit will examine key texts, thinkers and movements in the history of early modern philosophy. Topics to be considered may include conceptions of personal identity, the body, the passions, perception, knowledge and the natural world. The writings of philosophers stressing the importance of reason (e.g., Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz) and experience (e.g., Locke, Berkeley, Hume) may be considered with the aim of rethinking standard conceptual divisions that fail to acknowledge important continuities between these thinkers.


1x 5,000 wds Essay (100%)


1x2h seminar


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