GPHI

6035

Descartes

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Descartes

Fall 2022

Taught By: Dmitri Nikulin

Section: A

CRN: 14491

Credits: 3

The course is a general introduction to the philosophy of Descartes and the classical problems associated with it (e.g., the constitution of the modern subject, instrumental thinking, the problem of dualism, the Cartesian circle). The core text will be the Meditations on First Philosophy, but we will also read and discuss the Objections and Replies, Discourse on Method, Passions of the Soul and Descartes' correspondence. Special emphasize will be put on the role of the will, and of Cartesian ethics, in addressing (if not quite 'solving') the classical metaphysical/epistemological challenges to Descartes.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:36pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/6/2022