The Dennes Room

Philosophy 170

Spring 2008

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
170 Descartes Rozemond MWF 11-12 200 Wheeler

This course on René Descartes will focus on his metaphysics, in particular his mind-body dualism. How did Descartes defend dualism, and what were his conceptions of mind and body? How did he think mind and body were united and interacted? We will examine his commitment to mechanistic science, his rejection of Aristotelianism,
and consider his use of skepticism and the role of God in his system.

Previously taught: SP06, FL04.