24.01 Classics of Western Philosophy


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Introduction to Western philosophical tradition through the study of selected major thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Lucretius, Descartes, Hobbes, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche and Marx. Emphasis on changes of intellectual outlook over time, and the complex interplay of scientific, religious and political concerns that influence the development of philosophical ideas.

This class has no prerequisites.

24.01 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by S. Haslanger.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 32-144.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 24.01 was rated 5.7 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Classics in Western Philosophy site or on the 24.01 Stellar site.

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