Early Modern Philosophy 1

Early Modern Philosophy 1

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 60

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Kroupa Gregor, prof. dr. Božovič Miran

The course is an intensive study, analysis and interpretation of key philosophical texts of the continental rationalists and British empiricists. The topics to be studied include: 1.) Descartes: Doubt and the Cogito; idea of God and proofs of his existence; the Cartesian circle; proof for the existence of the material world; mind and body; the nature of material substance. 2. Spinoza: God and substance; extension and thought; the nature of mind; three kinds of knowledge; causality and necessity; ethical theory in the Ethics. 3. Leibniz: Substances and complete concepts; theory of mind; freedom and contingency; substance and matter; theory of monads; preestablished harmony; problem of evil. 4. Locke: Theory of ideas; philosophy of body and mind; personal identity. 5. Berkeley: the philosophy of immaterialism; ideas and things; God and finite spirits; the problem of other minds. 6. Hume: Philosophy of mind; empiricist epistemology; theory of causality; external world; problem of personal identity; skepticism.