Apr 15, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

PHI 101 - Critical Eras in Philosophy


3 credit(s)
This course introduces students to one or two of the major historical periods in philosophy: ancient and medieval, renaissance, modern (the era of scientific revolution, 19th century, 20th-21st century. The specific topics are announced in the semester Schedule of Classes. In each case the course examines some of the major thinkers of the period and the questions that preoccupied them: for example, the ancients often focused on the “good life”; the medieval, on faith and reason; Renaissance thinkers, on human dignity; the moderns on sources of knowledge; 19th century thinkers on history and on political change; 20th century, on evolution and on language; 21st century, on complexity.


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