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UC Davis Department of Philosophy

Philosophical Classics of the Modern Era

Philosophy Department

1240 Social Sciences and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-0607

Fax: (530) 752-8964

Picture of G. W. Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

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  • The first paper is due February 19.

Here is listed material covered in each class.

  • January 6: Opening remarks through Galileo
  • January 8: Opening remarks, conclusion, First Meditation through the dreaming objection
  • January 10: First Meditation, conclusion,Second Meditation
  • January 13: Third Meditation to beginning of proof of God’s existence
  • January 15: Third Meditation, conclusion, Fourth Meditation
  • January 17: Fifth Meditation
  • January 22: Sixth Meditation
  • January 24: Appendix to Spinoza’s Ethics
  • January 27: Discourse on Metaphysics, through Section 8
  • January 29: Discourse on Metaphysics, Section 13, Correspondence with Arnauld
  • January 31: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Book I, Book II, Chapter 1
  • February 3: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Book II, Chapters 2 through 8
  • February 5: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Book II, Chapter 21
  • February 7: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Book II, Chapter 27
  • February 10: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Book IV, Chapters 1-2, 4, 10
  • February 12: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Book IV, Chapter 11, Principles of Human Knowledge, Sections 1-2
  • February 14: Principles of Human Knowledge, Sections 3-33
  • February 19: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Sections 1-2
  • February 21: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Sections 3 through 5, Part I
  • February 24: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Section 5, Part II, Section 6, Section 7, Part I
  • February 26: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Section 7, Part II, Section 8
  • February 28: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Section 12
  • March 2: Critique of Pure Reasons, Prefaces, Prolegomena, Introduction
  • March 4: Prolegomena, Preamble
  • March 6: Prolegomena, First Part
  • March 9: Prolegomena, Second Part, through § 30
  • March 11: Prolegomena, Third Part, §§ 50-54
  • March 13: Prolegomena, Conclusion