Description
THE DEATH OF NATURE
** available as of 06/30/2021
This course traces the history of the scientific revolution from feminist and ecological perspectives. We will learn how to ask historically and philosophically informed questions from feminist perspectives regarding the emergence of modern science, the transformation of the premodern organic worldview into a mechanistic one (the death of nature), and the mutual relations of science and medicine and magic. We will value feminist perspectives, according to which the mechanistic worldview sanctioned the exploitation of nature, unrestrained commercialism, ecological risk, and the subordination of women. Finally, we will memorize narratives in outline concerning broader historical and philosophical problems raised by feminist history and philosophy in regard to magic, medicine and science.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2123
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus