PHIL 222 - (P) Modern Philosophy I
(Prerequisites: PHIL 120 and PHIL 210 )
Machiavelli and the break with the Ancients. Modern political thought and social contract. Hobbes with an appeal to the passions. Locke and theoretician of capitalism. Rousseau and the crisis of modern political thought. Foundations of modern epistemology. Descartes and the search for absolute certainty. Hume and empiricism.