PHIL 2110L S01 [CRN: 24515]
What exists? What entities are fundamental and for what reasons?
Aristotle devoted the Categories and central books of the Metaphysics
to these questions. 17th-century philosophers, while rejecting much of
Aristotle's world-picture, in many cases kept a place for a notion of
Substance. In Descartes it is a crucial part of his dualism; Locke (in
early Drafts for the Essay) rejects the notion--much as Hume will
do--but later finds that he cannot do without it. We will do a careful
reading of central parts of Aristotle's Metaphysics, and then parts of
Descartes, Locke, Hume and others.
- Spring 2018
- Credit Hours
- Maximum Enrollment
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17:40 - 20:10 Wed - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
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