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Contact Info

Professor: Abe Stone
Office: Gates-Blake 228
Phone (office): 702-3085
Office hours: Mon., 11-12; Tues., 1:30-2:30; or by appointment.

Writing Intern: Justin Tiwald

Course Requirements

Classroom participation, including attendance at and participation in writing seminars. Three 4-6 page papers, due Mon., Jan. 26, Wed., Feb. 25, and Wed., Mar. 17.


Cervantes, Adventures of Don Quixote, tr. John Rutherford (Penguin Classics).

Descartes, Selected Philosophical Writings, tr. J. Cottingham, R. Stoothoff and Dugald Murdoch (Cambridge).

Hume, Dialogues concerning Natural Religion, ed. R.H. Popkin, 2d ed. (Hackett).

Leibniz, Philosophical Essays, ed. R. Ariew and D. Garber (Hackett).

All texts should be available at the Seminary Coop. Readings not on the above list will be made available as photocopies.

(As was the case last quarter, you can use a different translation/edition at your own risk. We're reading Hume in the original, of course.)

Abe Stone 2007-03-17