PHIL 463 - Topics in the History of Philosophy
Section: 001 Individuation and Identity in Early Modern Philosophy
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Advisory Prerequisites:
PHIL 388 or 389, or permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The course will focus on a cluster of issues concerning the individuation, unity, composition, and persistence of material substances in the works of seventeenth-century philosophers. Among the philosophers we will read and discuss are Suarez, Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Boyle, and Locke, as well as some lesser-known figures such as Kenelm Digby, Walter Charleton, Thomas Beconsall, Humphrey Hody. We will also look at some of the recent secondary literature on our topics.
Texts: (1) Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Oxford UP. (2) Leibniz, Philosophical Essays. Hackett. (3) Descartes, Philosophical Writings of Descartes, 3 vols. Cambridge UP. (4) Boyle, Selected Philosophical Writings of Robert Boyle. Hackett. All other readings will be available electronically.

PHIL 463 - Topics in the History of Philosophy
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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