17th and 18th Century Philosophy (PHIL 318)
Welcome to these online materials for the Spring 2010 course on 17th and 18th Century Philosophy (PHIL 318, Manchester College).
This course meets three times weekly for 50 minutes, and is devoted to reading and discussing selections from the writings of European philosophers of the 17th and 18th Centuries — from Hobbes (England) and Descartes (France) up through Kant (Germany).
 Well, actually, there wasn‘t a Germany in quite our sense of the word back in the 18th century. Kant was Prussian, in the original sense of that word, living at the east end of the Baltic Sea.
I will try to keep the office hours indicated on the weekly schedule, but I’m happy to meet at other times as well; just see me before or after class to arrange something. Otherwise, I am best reached by email or voice-mail left at my office (982-5041).