Early Modern Philosophy 2

Early Modern Philosophy 2

Study Cycle: 1




ECTS credit:5

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Božovič Miran


The course is an intensive study, analysis and interpretation of key philosophical and some literary-philosophical texts of leading post-Cartesian thinkers, French materialists and European Enlightenment thinkers. Topics to be studied include: cultural history and philosophy in the period of Enlightenment; selected philosophical articles in Bayle's Historical and Critical Dictionary; philosophy of the clandestine philosophical manuscripts in the first half of the 18th century; philosophy and literature in European Enlightenment; philosophy of Cartesian spiritualism, or dualism, and materialism in the 18th-century French novel; Voltaire's Candide and contes philosophiques;La Mettrie'sMan-machine and contemporary popular culture; Condorcet on progress of the human mind; philosophy in Diderot's philosophical novels: Jacques the Fatalist between Spinoza and Leibniz; ethics and aesthetics in Rameau's Nephew; nature and culture in Diderot's and d'Alembert's Encyclopedia; philosophy of culture and theory of art in Diderot's Salons; Rousseau: nature and culture; ethics of Enlightenment; science and humanism in the European Enlightnement.