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Philosophy 1000

Introduces fundamental topics of philosophy (e.g., knowledge, truth, universals, self, the mind-body problem, time, God, and value). This particular section will look closely at the beginnings of Western philosophy in Pre-Socratic Greece, then move on to consider an early modern philosphy (Rene Descartes), and then an early 20th Century philosopher (Bertrand Russell). Approved for GT-AH3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

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 3480

This course is designed to train students in how to read philosophical texts, how to interpret them accurately, and how to reconstruct arguments without doing violence to the intentions of their authors. As a secondary matter, students learn how to criticize and evaluate arguments and the philosophical texts through which they are expressed, and to develop skills in composing both exegetical and critical philosophical essays.

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 Senior 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 186
Office Hours: 1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. MWF, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. TR, or by appointment.

Vita is here.



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