The Transforming Vision II

The Transforming Vision II - Taylor Heineman DCM 3/28/08...

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Taylor Heineman DCM 3/28/08 The Transforming Vision Ch 7-12 In chapter seven of The Transforming Vision the authors talk about the development of dualism. They start by talking about Plato and Aristotle and talking about their differences. Aristotle stressed reality and how we live in reality. Where as Plato “despaired of finding anything real in a would of instability and impermanence, and concluded that reality was not made of changing things.” This look on life is the foundation to dualism. Within this view, heaven is the true reality while earth is just a lesser version of that. The rest of the chapter is a in depth look at the beginnings and the philosophers that laid the foundational thought of dualism. Chapter eight, The Rise of the Secular Worldview explains where and the secular worldview came to be in existence. We went from society that combined secular activity with religion. Pico Della Mirandola began the secular thought. He retold the creation story basically saying that God created Adam to do whatever Adam feels is right and if it is eat from that tree then so be it. Later in the chapter the book talks about how science
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