LPHI

2039

Descartes

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Descartes

Spring 2022

Taught By: Omri Boehm

Section: A

CRN: 10706

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 (LPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 10:18pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 902

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022