Courses Fall 2021

PT-PH-1303 History of Modern Philosophy

Click here for the Course Syllabus.

Books to Buy

Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.

  • Rene Descartes
    Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy
    Hackett Publishing, Fourth edition
    Instructor Comment: Required.
  • Immanuel Kant
    Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
    Hackett Publishing, Second edition
    Instructor Comment: Required.

Recommended Texts

Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.

  • Sample Recommended Text Here

Electronic Reserve

Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.

1 – Christian Smith, Souls in Transition
2 – Slade, Ends and Purposes
3 – Francis Bacon, Selected Writings
4 – Galileo, The Assayer
5 – Newton, Philosophical Writings
6 – Spinoza reading, from Socrates to Sartre and Beyond
7 – Leibniz reading, from Socrates to Sartre and Beyond
8 – John Locke reading, from Socrates to Sartre and Beyond
9 – George Berkeley, from Socrates to Sartre
10 – Sokolowski, Egocentric Predicament
11 – Hume, from Socrates to Sartre
12 – Kant, What is Enlightenment
13 – Introduction, Ideas Have Consequences
14 – Methodical Realism, Realist Beginners Handbook