Required Texts

  • Gilles Deleuze, Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza (Zone/MIT, ISBN: 0.942299.51.5)
  • Gilles Deleuze, The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque (Continuum ISBN: 0.8264.9076.X) This may not be available, in which case the edition by University of Minnesota Press is all right too.
  • Baruch Spinoza, Spinoza Reader, ed., Edwin M. Curley, Princeton University Press (1994) (ISBN-13: 978-069100067.
  • G. W. Leibniz, Philosophical Essays, ed. Roger Ariew and Daniel Garber, Hackett Pub Co Inc (1989) (ISBN-13: 978-0872200623)

These texts will be supplemented by e-resources made available online.

Course Requirements

Students must complete the following work to pass this course:

  • Research paper proposal—detailed synopsis of argument and annotated bibliography. Due by October 2.—20%
  • Research paper — Due by December 19 (although extensions may be granted). —60%                                                 
  • attendance and class participation —20%
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