Kairos Seminar on Modern Philosophy and Christian Thought. Part 1

Modern Philosophy Part 1: From Descartes to Hegel
Lecturer: Dr. Ng Kam Weng

The scientific revolution in the 16th -18th century created a radically new conception of the world which challenged the traditional worldview based on Aristotelian philosophy and medieval Christian thought. This seminar examines how European philosophers represented by Rene Descartes, David Hume, Kant and Hegel reformulated philosophy in response to the increasingly dominant scientific worldview of their times.

Class Schedule – 27/05; 24/06; 29/07; 26/08; 30/09; 28/10 (bonus week, to be confirmed).
The seminar will be conducted every last Saturday of the month from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Class begins from 27 May 2023, if the minimum number of registered students is satisfied.

Kairos Research Centre, 19B, Jalan SS 22/19, Petaling Jaya 47300. [Revised on 27 Jan 2023].

Fees: RM 20. To be paid on first day of the Seminar.
Registration: To confirm your participation, please send a personal message to kairosmalaysia@gmail.com. Indicate your phone number and church affiliation.

Closing date for registration is Saturday, 6 May 2023

Note: Texts marked by an asterisk (*) will be given close reading and analysis.

Surveys and General Introductions to Early Modern Philosophy
Roger Scruton, A Short History of Modern Philosophy. 2nd ed. (Routledge, 1995). A lucid and engaging account.
Garrett Thomson, Bacon to Kant: An Introduction Modern Philosophy 3 ed. (Waveland Press, 2012).

I.  Descartes
Method of Doubt and the Cogito.
The Existence of God and Body-Soul Dualism. Continue reading “Kairos Seminar on Modern Philosophy and Christian Thought. Part 1”