Materials Needed for Assignments Overall:
- TWO REQUIRED BOOKS FOR PURCHASE:**
- ONE GENERAL HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY
- MATERIALS FOR CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVES
Morgan, Michael L., ed. 1996. Classics of Moral and Political Theory. 2nd edition. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co. [MORGAN]
Roger Ariew and Eric Watkins, eds. 1998. Modern Philosophy: An Anthology of Primary Sources. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co. [ARIEW]
There are three possible books for tracking the history of this period. Get one of them and read the narratives and summaries they provide. All three should be at a good library. Copleston is probably in print or at least findable at used bookstores. Gilson/Langan is the best.
Etienne Gilson and Thomas Langan, Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant (New York: Random House, 1963)
Frederick Copleston, S.J., A History of Philosophy, Vol IV, V, VI (New York: Image, 1963).
James Collins, History of European Philosophy (Milwaukee: Bruce, 1954).
Various Catholic texts will be used as indicated, such as Documents of Vatican II, John Paul II, Jacques Maritain. Most of this material may be found in the library or on line.
You may use individual texts; but you must acquire at least the following texts (all, except Pascal, are available from Hackett Publishing Company):
1. Francis Bacon, New Organon
2. Niccoli Machiavelli, The Prince
3. Descartes, Discourse on Method and Meditations
4. Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
5. Benedict Spinoza, Ethics
6. Pascal, Pensees
7. John Locke, Essay Concerning Human Understanding
8. John Locke, Two Treatises of Government
9. David Hume, Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
10. Immanuel Kant, Prologomena to any Future Metaphysics
11. Immanuel Kant, Foundation of the Metaphysics of Morals
THERE ARE 12 SEGMENTS OF 30 MINUTES EACH. READING AND WRITING ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE MADE FOR EACH OF THE 12 SEGMENTS