Philosophy 172

Fall 2023

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
172 Spinoza Primus TuTh 11-12:30 Cory 241

In this course, we will study the distinctive metaphysical, epistemological, psychological, and ethical positions Spinoza argues for in his Ethics. We will analyze his arguments for monism and necessitarianism, evaluate his response to skepticism, assess the philosophical viability of his accounts of the human mind and human passions, and see whether the resultant picture of what constitutes a good human life is coherent (or attractive).

Previously taught: FL21, FL17, SP17, SP16, SP14, FL12.