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Andrew Fitz-Gibbon
Old Main, Room 138
Phone: 607-753-2016
Fax: 607-753-4114

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PHI 202 - Modern Philosophy

Explores modern European philosophy as part of the historical development of industrialization and colonialism and considers the influence of European ideas on non-European and contemporary societies with particular regard to gender, race and social class. Analyzes the theories of human nature, property rights, and the ideal role of government in liberal democracies. Specifically examines the ideas of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hume and Descartes in the context of Britain?s Glorious Revolution as well as the American and French Revolutions.

(3 cr. hr.)

Frequency code B = at least once per year
Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide.