GPHI

6035

Descartes

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Descartes

Spring 2020

Taught By: Omri Boehm

Section: A

CRN: 6789

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 illuminate that text with excursions to 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)

Max Enrollment: 30

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 1:55pm 8/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020