|25B||Modern Philosophy||Pickering||TuWTh 1-3:30||Hearst Field Annex B5|
In this course we will study classic arguments from Descartes, Locke, Hume, Berkeley, and Kant, among others. The questions raised by philosophers in this period still drive a great deal of philosophical thought today. Here are some examples of the questions we will discuss: Is there an external world? What is its nature? Is there a God? How can we learn anything? What kinds of things are we? What is time? What is space? Is the world fundamentally good? What is beauty? Our study will lean heavily on close reading and textual analysis.