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Descartes and Continental Philosophy - PHIL2629

Year - 2018

Descartes is generally regarded as the founder of modern philosophy, and in this unit we look both at his own contribution, and at his influence on the subsequent course of philosophical thought in the work of Malebranche, Spinoza, and Leibniz. Just over half the unit will be devoted to Descartes' own thought, and we will look at the various stages in the development of his ideas. In the second half of the unit, we will examine the ideas of his successors on selected metaphysical themes, above all on perception and the mind/body question.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x1000wd tutorial exercise (30%), 1x1000wd presentation (20%), 1x2500 word Essay (50%)


12 Junior credit points in Philosophy


PHIL3004 or PHIL2004


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

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