Course Description

Course Name

Mind and Knowledge in the Scottish Enlightenment

Session: VGSS3120

Hours & Credits

20 Scotcat Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level


The course will study the Hume's views on knowledge, causation, the self, free will and related topics, as expressed in his Treatise of Human Nature. The common sense philosophy of Thomas Reid, developed in response to the perceived sceptical consequences of Hume's empiricism, will be studied.

*Course content subject to change