Philosophy 3110.01

History of Modern Philosophers: Empiricism

Instructor: Susanna Goodin
Delivery Method:
Traditional In Person
Meeting Times:
MWF 11:00a - 11:50a

This class is a study of the works by the three main empiricists of the modern time period, John Locke, George Berkeley, and David Hume.  Modern Empiricism (mid 1600s to early 1800s) is a school of philosophical thought that followed the Rationalist Movement (started by Descartes in the early 1600s).  Rationalism claims that some of our most important knowledge about reality was innate.  This view was refuted by the empiricists, who argued that all our knowledge about reality was acquired solely from experience.  This set the foundation for modern science and signaled a major change in how knowledge was understood.

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