History 346

Week Two Study Questions on web-linked readings

Descartes, From the "Meditations" (it is ok to just read the Synopsis, then decide if you want to read any of the specific meditations) at www.wright.edu/cola/descartes/mede.htm

Voltaire, "Religion" from The Philosophical Dictionary at http://history.hanover.edu/texts/voltaire/volindex.html  


Kant, "What is Enlightenment?" (http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/kant-whatis.html),


Locke, "Introduction" to An Essay Concerning Human Understanding http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Philosophy/Locke/echu/

IF YOU DECIDE TO READ ON (Book 1, "Neither Principles nor Ideas  are Innate"), then consider these questions:


Locke, "State of Nature" in his Second Treatise of Government at http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1690locke-sel.html


Hume, "On Miracles" (http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/hume-miracles.html)


Smith, The Wealth of Nations (pick and read selections) (http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/adamsmith-summary.html)

IF YOU DECIDE TO READ BEYOND THE SYNOPSIS, then answer these questions: