Skip to main content
Unit of study_

Eighteenth Century French Philosophy - PHIL2607

Year - 2018

This unit examines the thought of the central French philosophers of the eighteenth century from Voltaire to Rousseau, including the work of Diderot, d'Alembert and the encyclopaedists. It will trace the impact of, as well as reactions to, the new science and Locke's empiricist philosophy, and it will examine changing attitudes to religion and society.

1x2 hour lecture, 1x1hr tutorial per week

1x1000wd tutorial exercise, 1x500wd essay plan, 1x3000wd essay

Readings will be available from the University Copy Centre


12 Junior credit points in Philosophy


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Philosophy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.