LPHI
2039

Descartes

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
Descartes
Fall 2024
Taught By: Omri Boehm
Section: A

CRN: 17147

Credits: 4

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: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

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: 3:20am EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024