Modern & Contemporary World Philosophy - PHL 334

This course offers a study of the central philosophical themes addressed in the modern/ contemporary period from different angles: epistemological, metaphysical, moral, and mystical among others. The main themes of the course are related to the nature of mind and body, the way our consciousness apprehends the external world, the existence of God, rationality and non-rationality, and the quest for freedom. Students are exposed to the ways these themes are addressed by thinkers such as Descartes, Kant, Hegel, J.P Sartre, Gabriel Marcel, Mahatma Gandhi, Debendranath Tagore and others. Inspired by all these thinkers, students are invited to find their own way of experiencing the world, in their journey searching for meaning and truth. Prerequisite: ENL 213.