Course Description

Course Name

Modern Philosophy

Session: VLNS3420

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Assessment: unseen paper (3 hours) [70%], seminar work [30%]
This module covers the metaphysical and epistemological thought of great philosophers of the 17th and 18th. The rationale of this unit is for the student to gain knowledge of the leading philosophers and philosophical positions of the early modern period. The Modern Period began with the work of thinkers such as Galileo, Bacon and Descartes. The Early Modern Period is characterised by two leading schools of thought: Rationalism and Empiricism. Students on this module will examine arguments and theories from leading rationalists and empiricists from the Early Modern Period.

*Course content subject to change