In this series Dr. West will discuss the questions and ideas which arose from the scientific developments of the 17th and 18th centuries: the roles of reason and experience in knowledge (Which is primary?), the relation between mind and body (Is it a problem?), and the nature of human action (Free and/or determined?). The presentations are informal, discussion is encouraged and plenty of coffee is provided! No assigned readings, no tests, no papers - just lively discussion in a friendly place. Lectures will be held on Feb. 5, Feb. 12, and Feb. 19 and will begin at 7:30 in the morning.