Modern Philosophy

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modern Philosophy

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    History, Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • 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.

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