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PHIL 109 SC - The New Science and New Social Order in Early Modern Philosophy


(CGU) This course is an introduction to early modern philosophy through the study of selected influential philosophical works of thinkers in the Western tradition such as Francis Bacon, Rene Descartes, Isaac Newton, John Locke, David Hume, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. We will begin with an examination of the role of skepticism in the challenge to the authority of the Scholastic scientific model, and the importance of finding a rational method for the "New (mechanical) Science." The theme of skepticism and the challenge to divine authority will reemerge in our study of the social-political writing of the period, which culminated in the American and French revolutions at the end of the 18th century.

Course Credit: 1.0


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