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Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida

Get an introduction to the contemporary Western approaches to the philosophies of both reality and knowledge, led by an author and award-winning professor, as you explore the ideas behind modern philosophy's most important movements.

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36 Lectures

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Image of Philosophy and the Modern Age
Philosophy and the Modern Age
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Image of Scholasticism and the Scientific Revolution
Scholasticism and the Scientific Revolution
0 of 32 min
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Image of The Rationalism and Dualism of Descartes
The Rationalism and Dualism of Descartes
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Image of Locke's Empiricism, Berkeley's Idealism
Locke's Empiricism, Berkeley's Idealism
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Image of Neo-Aristotelians—Spinoza and Leibniz
Neo-Aristotelians—Spinoza and Leibniz
0 of 33 min
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Image of The Enlightenment and Rousseau
The Enlightenment and Rousseau
0 of 32 min
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Image of The Radical Skepticism of Hume
The Radical Skepticism of Hume
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Image of Kant's Copernican Revolution
Kant's Copernican Revolution
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Image of Kant and the Religion of Reason
Kant and the Religion of Reason
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Image of The French Revolution and German Idealism
The French Revolution and German Idealism
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Image of Hegel—The Last Great System
Hegel—The Last Great System
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Image of Hegel and the English Century
Hegel and the English Century
0 of 29 min
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Image of The Economic Revolution and Its Critic—Marx
The Economic Revolution and Its Critic—Marx
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14
Image of Kierkegaard's Critique of Reason
Kierkegaard's Critique of Reason
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Image of Nietzsche's Critique of Morality and Truth
Nietzsche's Critique of Morality and Truth
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Image of Freud, Weber, and the Mind of Modernity
Freud, Weber, and the Mind of Modernity
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Image of Rise of 20th-Century Philosophy—Pragmatism
Rise of 20th-Century Philosophy—Pragmatism
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Image of Rise of 20th-Century Philosophy—Analysis
Rise of 20th-Century Philosophy—Analysis
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Image of Rise of 20th-Century Philosophy—Phenomenology
Rise of 20th-Century Philosophy—Phenomenology
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Image of Physics, Positivism, and Early Wittgenstein
Physics, Positivism, and Early Wittgenstein
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Image of Emergence and Whitehead
Emergence and Whitehead
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22
Image of Dewey's American Naturalism
Dewey's American Naturalism
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23
Image of Heidegger's Being and Time
Heidegger's Being and Time
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Image of Existentialism and the Frankfurt School
Existentialism and the Frankfurt School
0 of 29 min
25
Image of Heidegger's Turn against Humanism
Heidegger's Turn against Humanism
0 of 31 min
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Image of Culture, Hermeneutics, and Structuralism
Culture, Hermeneutics, and Structuralism
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Image of Wittgenstein's Turn to Ordinary Language
Wittgenstein's Turn to Ordinary Language
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Image of Quine and the End of Positivism
Quine and the End of Positivism
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Image of New Philosophies of Science
New Philosophies of Science
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Image of Derrida's Deconstruction of Philosophy
Derrida's Deconstruction of Philosophy
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Image of The Challenge of Postmodernism
The Challenge of Postmodernism
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Image of Rorty and the End of Philosophy
Rorty and the End of Philosophy
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Image of Rediscovering the Premodern
Rediscovering the Premodern
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Image of Pragmatic Realism—Reforming the Modern
Pragmatic Realism—Reforming the Modern
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Image of The Reemergence of Emergence
The Reemergence of Emergence
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Image of Philosophy's Death Greatly Exaggerated
Philosophy's Death Greatly Exaggerated
0 of 31 min

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