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Department of Philosophy

University of Peradeniya

PHY 305 - Modern Philosophy

The course aims to lead students to an understanding of the nature, scope, aims and implications of the philosophies of key Modern philosophers.

Course content:

  • Introduction to Modern Philosophy
  • Descartes
  • Spinoza
  • Leibniz
  • John Locke
  • George Berkeley
  • David Hume
  • Immanuel Kant
  • G. Hegel

Reading List
1. Russell, Bertrent.1962. History of Western Philosophy. London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 8th impression.
2. Thilly, Frank.1965. A History of Philosoph., India, Central Book Depot, Allahabad.