Tarnas VII - object couldn’t be bridged 3 How did Darwin affect the modern mindset(418 4 What is the modern view of the relationship then between

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INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY Study guide, Tarnas Section 7 [Note: you will need to understand the following concepts. The test questions are written in such a way that you will not be able merely to remember a few phrases or words without understanding the ideas.] 1. What was the Copernican shift and how did it affect the modern mind (p. 416)? In the narrow sense it is the shift to modern astronomy, initiated by Copernicus, and finished by Newton. A strong sense of uncertainty and movement from man’s central place in the universe. 2. What was Descartes' part? Kant's (416, bottom; 417)? They were both inevitable in the development of the modern mind. Descartes first grasped the experience of an emerging autonomous self, distinct from the objective external world, Descartes expressed humanities new place, alone in the universe. Kant described the way that humanity was only able to understand the world through the interpretation of its own mind this meant the gap between subject and
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Unformatted text preview: object couldn’t be bridged. 3. How did Darwin affect the modern mindset (418)? 4. What is the modern view of the relationship, then, between the world and spirituality, religion, poetry, and music (418)? 5. What is the "double bind" of the modern world (419-20)? What role does science now play (421 par. 3)? 6. What is the "new" mindset? What does it have to do with the development of human consciousness as a part of the world (433-5)? 7. What are the views of Popper, Kuhn, and Feyerabend (436)? 8. What is Tarnas's view of the final unity of male and female principles (441 and following)? [Note: ancient pagan cultures were oriented around the idea that maleness and femaleness were actually cosmic principles. Do you think there might be a parallel in Tarnas's musings, and those who agree with him? Note also the ascendancy of paganism in today's culture, "neo-paganism," as it is being called. .. Just a few things to think about.] [End of Tarnas Study Guide]...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course P 311 taught by Professor Morley during the Fall '07 term at The Mater's University.

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