Description
PHILOSOPHY & RISE MODERN SCIENCE
It is generally agreed that what happened in the 17th century changed the human landscape irrevocably. The religious reformation was consolidated; divinely ordained kingship was decisively uprooted; upheavals across Europe ushered in non-traditional political and constitutional formations; and the forces of transformation forged new sociocultural contexts in which life was lived. Lying at the core of these transformations was the impact of early modern science as it emerged in the 17th century. This course will examine the dynamics of the `scientific revolution' paying close attention to such figures as Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, Hobbes, Leibniz, and Newton. We will be concerned with the philosophical consequences of their thought within the context of their period, but also with the affect it had on the scientific world-picture of the 18th century enlightenment
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Course Attributes
Pmathic Ctext: Ethical/Pol
Global Studies
West European Studies
Offering
Course
HPS 1600
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
LVL: So, Jr, or Sr
Typically Offered
Spring