PHIL 1302 Introduction to the History of Philosophy II | UNB

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Introduction to the History of Philosophy II

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Philosophy PHIL 1302 Three (3) credit hours

This course offers a general survey of philosophy from Rationalism to German Idealism. It will concentrate upon the concerns of modern philosophy by looking at the philosophies of such figures as Machiavelli, Descartes, Hobbes, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel and Nietzsche. Designed to bridge the gap for upper year students.

Instructor: Ronald Weed (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Why take this course?

  • Learn to navigate and critically assess philosophical problems presented by the most influential figures in the modern period.
  • Examine the historical, scientific, and cultural contexts of the readings covered in the course.
  • Develop a framework for contrasting and comparing key voices in the enduring philosophical conversation that is the history of philosophy.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 3 x Quiz Tests (10% total)
  • 2 x Papers (Paper1: 10%, Paper 2: 30%; 40% total)
  • 4 x Reading Questions/Text Summaries (10% total)
  • 2 x Presentation (5% each; 10% total)
  • 1 x Final Test (20% total)
  • Participation (10% total)

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.