Modern Philosophy

Study Guides

Part I.  Continental Rationalism

 From Medieval to Modern Philosopy

 Continental Rationalists: Philosophical Bibliographies of Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz

 Descartes's Meditations, I-III

 Descartes's Meditations, IV-VI

 Spinoza's Basic Argument

 Outline of Spinoza's Ethics

 Outline of Leibniz's Monadology

Part II.  British Empiricism

 British Empiricists: Philosophical Biographies of Locke, Berkeley, and Hume

 Hume's Enquiry

 Hume's Relations of Ideas and Matters of Fact

Part III.  Enlightenment Political Philosophy

Enlightenment Political Philosophy: Philosophical Biographies of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft, Mill, and Marx

Mill's On Liberty

Marx on Alienated Labor

Part IV.  German Idealism and Post-Kantian Philosophy

 German Idealism and Post-Kantians: Philosophical Biographies of Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche

 Terms in Kant's Aesthetic and Logic

 Outline of Kant's Objective and Subjective Deductions of Concepts

 Kant's Hypothetical and Categorical Imperatives

 Outline of Hegel's "Master/Slave Dialectic"

 Nietzsche on Morality


 Guidelines for Research Paper