PHIL 330 Early Modern Philosophy

European philosophy from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (17th and 18th centuries). Authors may include Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz (rationalists), Locke, Berkeley, and Hume (empiricists). The course concludes by studying Kant. Topics may include: epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of science, political theory and philosophical psychology.


Sophomore standing or permission of chair.

General Education

  • Study Area I

  • Course meets International Requirement


  • Fall