PHH 3401 U01 [89860] 16th and 17th Century Philosophy Dr. Hauptli  FALL 2014 

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 12:00-12:50 in PC 432

     Copyright 2014 Bruce W. Hauptli

This web-site has a copy of the syllabus, extensive lecture supplements for each of the readings and lectures, and other information relevant to the course.  It will be updated throughout the semester.  You are encouraged to provide me with suggestions and comments about the content, and I am grateful for help in correcting the inevitable typos and grammatical errors! 

     Hauptli's Web Page      Hauptli's E-Mail

Select the following links to move quickly to the indicated material below:
  Hauptli's Guide to Writing Philosophy Papers
 Writing Essay Exams for Professor Hauptli

Office Hours [DM 341 D]:

Mondays and Fridays: 3:00-4:30, and by appointment. 

Phone/Voice Mail: 305-348-3350

Mailbox Location: DM 340 A (room open 9:00-5:00).   

The Philosophy Department's Senior Secretary is Ms. Ivonne Carrasco, and she can be reached at 305-348-2185. 

Lecture Supplements: click on these links for the indicated lecture supplement: [many of these links are to supplements from a previous semester, and will be up-dated as the semester progresses]. 
  What Is Philosophy?
 Introduction to 16th and 17th Century Philosophy
 Lecture Supplement Introducing Descartes and Discussing Meditations I-III
 Lecture Supplement on Meditations IV-VI
   Appendices To Descartes
Lecture Supplement on Descartes-Elizabeth Correspondence
A Brief Note on Descartes, Eternal Truths, and Rationality
 Lecture Supplement on Pascal
 Introduction to Spinoza
 Lecture Supplement on Spinoza's Ethics
 Introduction to Leibniz
  Lecture Supplement to Leibniz Readings
 An Over-View of Continental Rationalism

Paper Topics and Sample Exam Questions: throughout the semester paper topic assignments and sample exam questions will be posted below:
First Paper Topics
 Sample Midterm Questions
 Second Paper Topics
Sample Final Exam Questions

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