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Modern and Contemporary Philosophy

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This course provides an overview of western Philosophy from the Renaissance to the present, with special emphasis on a selected few of the more important philosophers and the schools of thought they represent. Upon completion, students will be able to identify and define rationalism, empiricism, idealism, pragmatism, positivism and existentialism. Students will also be able to analyze and evaluate each school of thought, constructing arguments both in favor of and against each.