Oxford Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy 2017

The educational reforms of the early modern period had a substantial impact on philosophy, not only through the ways in which future philosophers were educated — for instance, Descartes’s education in the new Jesuit paradigm — but also in informing philosophical discussion about learning and education, including about just in what learning consists, who is capable of learning, the best methods of learning, educational institutions, tools for both theoretical and moral education, and other topics. This seminar aims to encourage discussions around this largely unexplored central philosophical theme of the period.