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Modern Period

Modern Period

History of Philosophy

Aim of the Course

This course aims to examine the various currents of the Modern period.

Course Content

After exploring the historical background, the course examines the various currents of the modern period: Rationalism, Empiricism, Kantian, Criticism, Idealism.


A seminar style class presentation during the course and an oral examination at the end of the course.

Credit: 6

Select Bibliography

Copleston, Frederick A History of Philosophy. Vols IV, V & VI, New York: Image Books Doubleday, 1946

Frost, Jr, S.E. Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers, New York: Anchor Books Doubleday, 1962²

Russell, B, History of Western Philosophy, London: Routledge, 1961²

Stumpf, S.E, Philosophy: History and Problems, New York: McGraw-Hill Inc., 1971⁵

Sahakian, William H, History of Philosophy, Boston: Burns & Nobles, 1968

Tarnas, Richard, The Passion of The Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View, New York: Ballantine Books, New York, 1991

Lecture Hours

To be confirmed


Fr. Stephen Lim