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PHIL415 - Enlightenment Philosophy

Course Details

Course Code: PHIL415 Course ID: 3538 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course follows the development of the European philosophical tradition through the age of religious upheaval, secular enlightenment, and scientific and democratic revolutions. The key themes addressed in the course include the social contract theory, toleration, freedom of thought, and the enlightenment ideal. (Prerequisite: PHIL101)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Summarize key trends in the development of western Enlightenment thought.
  2. Compare current western world views to their underpinnings in Enlightenment philosophy.
  3. Write a research paper that analyzes the main ideas of one of the philosophers, or areas of philosophy, covered in the course, together with an evaluation of the strength of those ideas. Identify at least 4 academic sources outside of the course materials in support of the research paper thesis.
NameGrade %
Forums 50.00 %
Week 1 - Forum 1 6.25 %
Week 2 - Forum 2 6.25 %
Week 3 - Forum 3 6.25 %
Week 4 - Forum 4 6.25 %
Week 5 - Forum 5 6.25 %
Week 6 - Forum 6 6.25 %
Week 7 - Forum 7 6.25 %
Week 8 - Forum 8 6.25 %
Papers and Presentation 50.00 %
Week 3- Short Paper 1 16.67 %
Week 5 - Short Paper 2 16.67 %
Week 7 - Short Paper 3/Powerpoint Presentation 16.67 %
Book Title: History of Political Philosophy, 3rd ed
Author: Strauss, L (ed)
Publication Info: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226777108
Book Title: European Philosophers from Descartes to Nietzsche
Author: Beardsley, M C
Publication Info: Random House Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780375758041
Book Title: To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A
Book Title: History of Western Philosophy, 2nd ed- E-book available in the APUS Online Library; Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
Author: Russell, Bertrand
Publication Info: Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN: 9780415325059

Book Title:History of Western Philosophy, 2nd ed- E-book available in the APUS Online Library; Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN:9780415325059
Publication Info:Taylor & Francis Group
Author:Russell, Bertrand
Unit Cost:$25.60

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.