Spinoza and Leibniz

Course Description: 

In this course we will examine the metaphysics of both Spinoza and Leibniz, with emphasis on issues in ontology and modality.  This will involve a close reading of Spinoza's Ethics and related texts and Leibniz's early writings.  We aim to understand the positions and arguments of these philosophers as well as their broader historical context.

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