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PHIL 412: Classical Empiricism

PHIL 412: Classical Empiricism

The Generic Catalog Description

Introduces students to a specialized topic in early modern empiricism, typically with reference to Locke, Berkeley, and/or Hume.


PHIL 412: Classical Empiricism

James Harrington

You might, loosely, think of this course as “empiricist boot-camp.” We will read the first book of Hume’s. Treatise carefully, paying attention both to interpretive and to philosophical issues. We will then examine, more cursorily, two Twentieth Century representatives of the Humean tradition in epistemology and metaphysics, Rudolf Carnap’s Aufbau and W. V. O. Quine’s Word and Object.

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