PHEB407 Descartes and Spinoza
TECHNICAL BACKUP OF THE COURSE:
(web-based instruction, use of multimedia, slides, films,CD, albums, etc.)
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:
доц. Боян Манчев д-р
Описание на курса:
COURSE ANNOTATION AND AIMS:
The course is devoted to the appearance of the modern philosophical concept of subjectivity and the transformation of the metaphysical project. The study of the main works of René Descartes and Benedict Spinoza, confronted with Leibniz and the rationalist tradition, will represent the central scope of the course. The role of the relationship between philosophy and experimental science and its role in the emergence of the rationalistic explanation of the world will be of particular interest as well.
After completing successfully this course the students will:
The modern concept of subjectivity has complex conceptual and historical grounds, as well as ambiguous structure.
The relationship between philosophy and modern science is constitutive of both areas in Modernity.
2) are capable of:
Analyse philosophical texts through both close and contextual reading
Realize the existence of alternative interpretative approaches
Students should have the following knowledge and/or skills:
General knowledge of philosophy.
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