Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

PHIL 440: AMERICAN RESPONSES TO THE ENLIGHTENMENT

PHIL 440: American Philosophy

The General Catalog Description

Prepares students for advanced work on the American philosophical tradition.
 

PHIL 440: American Responses to the Enlightenment

Donald Gelpi, S.J.

This course will study the rise of Enlightenment Modernity in the American colonies and in the early 19th century US as well as its critique by American Transcendentalists and by American Pragmatists.  Figures studied: Franklin, the Federalists, Jefferson, Allen, Palmer, Emerson, Parker, Brownson, Abbot, Peirce, Royce.