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Philosophy 1020

Is an introduction to philosophy through the lens of the early modern period in European philosophy. Attention will be paid to developing the reading skills required to learn from and understand original philosophical texts, with special attention to texts written by René Descartes, Gottlieb Leibniz, John Locke, David Hume, Bishop Berkeley and Immanual Kant. This course offers one of the best springboards to any later philosophical studies for those with little or no background in the discipline.

Philosophy 3010

Is a treatment of the early modern period in European philosophy, focusing on the period from Descartes through Kant. In addition to careful analysis of philosophical arguments, attention is paid to the way in which philosophers responded to and participated in major developments in the 17th and 18th century, such as the scientific revolution.

Philosophy Research Resources at University of Colorado Libraries

Andreas Teuber's wonderful philosophy page

Jonathan Bennett's wonderful Early Modern Philosophy Texts page

Jason Potter

is a Lecturer at CU-Boulder. His teaching emphasis is the history of philosophy, ancient and modern. His research interests include contemporary, 20th century and early modern epistemology, philosophy of mind, aesthetics and philosophy of language.

Contact Information

Phone: 303-402-9465 (cell: 720-252-0643)
Email: Jason.Potter@Colorado.EDU
Office: Hellems 164B
Office Hours: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon M-W-F, or by appointment.

Vita is here.



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Philosophy Squirrel Website


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