Early Modern Philosophy: Reason vs Experience (PHIL*2160) | College of Arts

Early Modern Philosophy: Reason vs Experience (PHIL*2160)

Code and section: PHIL*2160*01

Term: Winter 2019

Instructor: Peter Eardley


An introduction to philosophy in the 17th and 18th centuries. Although metaphysical and epistemological issues will figure prominently, the course will also touch on topics in the areas of ethics and political philosophy. Figures to be discussed will include Descartes, Locke, Leibniz and Rousseau.


Course Outline

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.