07-11-18 --- LTWL19A Lecture 13

07-11-18 --- LTWL19A Lecture 13 - The Ionian Enlightenment...

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07-11-19 The Ionian Enlightenment: The Rise of Natural Philosophy 1. Introduction: Xenophanes of Colophon (570-473) a. Criticism of aristocratic culture i. He is critical of the irrational: boxers being valued over the intelligent: Homers irrational stories ii. Fragment 11: Homer and Hesiod made the Gods guilty of all the things that humans do iii. b. Homeric God i. The gods in mythology are constructions of man: 1. they portray the faults of man 2. satisfy roles necessary to stories 2. The Ionian Context a. Lydia and the East i. Lydia was conquering Ionian territories ii. Exchange of ideas iii. Miletus: first two authors from early greek philosophy come from Ionian town of Miletus 3. Sources: a. No complete works are available: i. Some are long excerpts, some are fragments 4. The Ionian “Scientists” a. Thales (625-545) i. Legendary and also historical ii. Attempt to answer where to we come from, etc. iii.
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07-11-18 --- LTWL19A Lecture 13 - The Ionian Enlightenment...

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