This course offers a study of some of the key thinkers during this broad period in the history of philosophy (16th-19th Centuries). We are today the inheritors of the Modern tradition in philosophy and in science. Students analyze the rich diversity in the Modern philosophers? respective methods and theories regarding knowledge, truth, and reality. Students read original texts by Bacon, Galileo, Descartes, Berkeley, Spinoza, Hume, Kant, and Hegel, and pay particular attention to the connection between philosophical and scientific method and theory.Prerequisites: Two previous courses in Philosophy and sophomore standing.General Education: WAC 3: Writing and Research for the MajorGeneral Education: Humanities: Philosophical Inquiry