Academic Catalog

PHIL412 BRITISH EMPIRICISM

Course Code: 2410412
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Philosophy
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. EREF HALL TURAN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course concentrates on the philosophies of three leading thinkers of the 17th and 18th centuries: Locke, Berkeley and Hume. The emphasis is on the central thesis of empiricism that `all knowledge is ultimately based on experience`. Selections from the most important works of these philosopherswill be read. Epistemological, metaphysical, ontological and ethical issues of British Empiricism will be investigated with reference to central thesis. Relations between Continental Rationalism and British Empiricism will be brought into view.