Phl. 302
Dr. Uzgalis
Winter 1996

Week 2

This week we are going to continue with our discussion of Las Casas and (on Tuesday) take up the topic of Renaissance skepticism and the beginnings of modern science as the background for understanding what Descartes is doing in Meditations I and II.


For Tuesday you should be reading the sections on the website I assigned in class on Thursday, that is the first three sections of Stories and Themes and "How to Acquire Knowledge" in Parts of Philosophy. If you have been asked to post your answers to Las Casas questions you should do this as soon as possible.

On Tuesday I will be giving you some questions to answer about Descartes and skepticism. On Thursday we will begin discussing Descartes' Meditations