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PHI 353 Science, Perception, and Reality in Modern Philosophy 4cr

We are today the inheritors of the Modern tradition in philosophy and in science. A study of some of the key thinkers during this broad period in the history of philosophy (16th-19th Centuries), will allow us to uncover the rich diversity in their respective methods and theories regarding knowledge, truth, and reality. We will read original texts by Copernicus, Bacon, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Hume, Kant, and Hegel, and pay particular attention to the connection between philosophical and scientific method and theory.
Triad: Philosophy/Religion
Prerequisite: one previous course in Philosophy or permission of instructor.