Descartes’ cogito as autonomous reason as containing twin pillars of modernity & the fundamental problem [of solipsism/egocentric predicament] the cogito generates:
-Descartes’ knower (the cogito, literally “I think”) – autonomous reason -The cogito contains twin pillars of modernity: Freedom and Reason -Free from doubt (I think therefore I am), so now can move forward (reason) -Fundamental problem of solipsism (the theory that the self is all that is known to exist) / egocentric predicament (somehow has to get outside of knowing only self, even though you cannot trust the senses).
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
The course was extremely interesting, and if you feel that you are a relatively good writer, your marks will be high, as the majority of your grade is composed of two papers.
Learn about epistemology and metaphysics in this introductory philosophy course.
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Advice for students:
While the class is fairly easy, if you are not confident in your writing ability I would suggest taking an English course first. Great lower-level w-credit!