W7309
From Descartes to Kant

This unit covers the history of thought in the West from the time of Descartes (early 17th century) to the time of Kant (end of the 18th century).

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Philosophy

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

W7106 Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy or
W7109 Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Discuss in detail the thought of at least one major figure of the period
  2. Situate that thought in its historical context
  3. Analyse and interpret primary sources of the period
  4. Identify the shifts in thought as the period advances in time
  5. Relate the ideas of the period to developments in Christian theology
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