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Reason in History - PHL245

Drawing on classic texts by the great philosophers of the ancient and early modern period, the unit examines the nature of reason and the passions, the relation between chance and necessity, the meaning of life and death, the problem of evil, and the basis of hope for the future. The philosophers we study include a selection from the following: Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Hume and Kant. We examine the influence these philosophers have had on contemporary thought, and we consider the challenges their ideas present to the modern world.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Philosophy staff

(12cp at 100 level or above) or admission to GDipArts Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PHIL245
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Philosophy

Faculty of Arts

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