2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHL337: The Enlightenment and its Critics

3 Credit(s)
Fulfills Core Requirement in Philosophy
This course examines some of the fundamental contributions of the European Enlightenment in the area of political and moral philosophy. We shall focus on such thinkers as: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Kant, Hume, Voltaire, and Jefferson.  We shall examine the critical reactions they inspire including some of the great encyclicals of Pope Leo XIII.  Among the themes we shall explore: liberalism, human rights, rationalism, republicanism, neoclassicism, and commerce.
Theme: Western Heritage