Tarnas VI

Tarnas VI - Kyle Malcolm INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY Study...

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Kyle Malcolm INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY Study Guide, Tarnas Section 6 1. What was the effect of Copernicus's view? How did it affect the view of humanity's place in the universe? (p. 326) It had a destabilizing effect, man was no longer the center of the universe. 2. The scientific revolution seemed indicate that the world was like what? A machine. 3. How did Darwin's theory affect humanity's view of itself and the universe? (327) There was no longer a creator God, but humanity was an experiment, the most successful of the animals. Man was not absolute and its values had no foundation outside of mankind. 4. What was the effect of Freud's theories? (328f). How did it affect our view of rationality? It brought the belief that we are simply suppressing our inner nature, our biological instincts. Man was no longer rational but just an animal covering its true desires. 5. What was Darwin's view of the origin of the idea of God? God was an infantile projection of the human mind. 6. What was Marx's theory and what effect did it have? (329) That the entire structure of human belief reflected the struggle for power, the view of the future was class stuggle. 7. How did advances in astronomy change our views? (330-1)
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