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PHIL-209 Modern Philosophy:History and Problems

3 Credits

What is knowledge? Does consciousness exist? Is morality just a cover for human prejudices and fears? What do we think we’re doing when we speak? This course introduces the key debates that have shaped modern philosophy through a close reading of philosophers ranging from Montaigne and Descartes to Kant, Hegel and Nietzsche representing a variety of positions from the empiricist and rationalist to the skeptical and nihilist.