A. Required Readings:

      David Hume [ARIEW: 491-557]

      J.J. Rousseau [MORGAN: 853-891]

    Secondary Literature: read one of the following

      Etienne Gilson and Thomas Langan, Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant (New York: Random House, 1963), pp. 250-273; 362-383.

      Frederick Copleston, S.J., A History of Philosophy, Vol V (New York: Image, 1963), pp. 258-317; Vol VI, pp. 59-100

      James Collins, History of European Philosophy (Milwaukee: Bruce, 1954) pp. 404-454

B. Writing Assignment:

    Write a 3 page paper on the following theme: Briefly describe Hume's account of causality, the self, or God.

C. Supplemental Readings:

    Stanley Jaki. The Road of Science and the Ways to God. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1978. pp. 96-111.

    Lewis White Beck. "Hume." Six Secular Philosophers. New York: Harper, 1960. pp. 42-60.

    Thomas Prufer. "A Reading of Hume." Recapitulations. Washington D.C.: Catholic University, 1993. pp. 43-47.

    William A Wallace. Causality and Scientific Explanation. 2 vols. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1974. Vol. 2. pp. 38-51.

    Rom Harre and E. H. Madden. Causal Powers. Rowman & Littlefield. 1975.

    James Collins. God in Modern Philosophy (Chicago: Regnery, 1959) pp. 114-121.

    James Collins. The Emergence of Philosophy of Religion (New Haven: Yale Univ, 1967) pp. 3-88.


    Pierre Manent. An Intellectual History of Liberalism. Princeton: Princeton University, 1995. pp. 65-79.

    Jacques Maritain. Three Reformers. New York: Apollo, 1970. pp. 93-164.

    Leo Strauss. Natural Right and History. Chicago: Univ Chicago Press, 1953. pp. 252-293.

    Ernst Cassirer. Rousseau Kant Goethe. Princeton: Princeton University, 1945. pp. 1-42.

    Laurence Berns. "Rousseau" in History of Political Philosophy, eds. Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey, 3rd ed. (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1987), pp. 396-420.


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