PHIL 463 - Topics in the History of Philosophy
Section: 001 Locke's System of Philosophy
Term: WN 2009
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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Early moderns tended to think of philosophy as a systematic whole, grounding ethics and physics on metaphysics or logic. But Locke is often thought of as an exception to this. In this class, we will have three goals: (i) to gain an in-depth understanding of the motivations and arguments of Locke's "Essay"; (ii) to see some of the breadth of Locke's corpus, which deals with politics, education, economics and theology as well as what we would call philosophy; and (iii) to see how these fit together into a coherent whole and what the role of epistemology and metaphysics is within that whole. The course is open to advanced undergrads and beginning grad students.

PHIL 463 - Topics in the History of Philosophy
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9780140434828
An essay concerning human understanding, Author: John Locke. Ed. by Roger Woolh, Publisher: Penguin Books Repr. with 2004
ISBN: 0521357306
Two treatises of government, Author: John Locke. Ed. with an introd, Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press Student ed 2002
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