Spring 2025

Early Modern Philosophy

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-218


Lauren J. Leydon-Hardy (Section 01)


A survey of European philosophy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries with emphasis on Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. Reading and discussion of selected works of the period.

Limited to 18 students. Spring semester. Assistant Professor Leydon-Hardy. 

How to handle overenrollment: Preference to seniors and Philosophy majors.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on written work, readings, independent research, oral presentations, group work, and class participation.

Course Materials


Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2025