This unit examines the thought of the central French philosophers of the eighteenth century from Voltaire to Rousseau, including the work of Diderot, d'Alembert and the encyclopedists. It will trace the impact of, as well as reactions to, the new science and Locke's theory of ideas, and it will examine changing attitudes to religion and society.
1xhr lecture/wk, 1x1hr tutorial/wk
1x500wd tutorial exercise (10%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2hr final exam (50%)
Readings will be available from the University Copy Centre
12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy