After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand the debates in the late Enlightenment concerning suicide, immortality, the nature of evidence, the existence of God and related topics
understand some characteristic shifts and continuities in the move from Enlightenment ideals towards Romantic ones
feel confident that study can transform a centuries-old text into an enjoyable, informative, articulate and reasoned discussion of a familiar topic
examine set readings and appreciate some of its necessary background information.