M.Phil 571 History of Philosophy (Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary)

History of Philosophy will study the works, epochs, schools, and conceptions in the history of philosophy from the ancient to present time. Central figures to be discussed are Plato, Aristotle, Spinoza, Locke, Descartes, Leibniz, Hume and Berkeley and in ethics and political philosophy, Grotius, Hobbes, Locke, Smith and Kant.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand philosophical problems from ancient to contemporary periods.
  • Demonstrate their relevance for later discussions.