1.31.08 - 1/31/08- Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment...

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1/31/08- Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment Scientific Revolution o Discovery of new trade routes, brings a new set of information and a great want for map making, which becomes easily done o Problems of the new world Who are the people that they found in the new world Noble savages- who are uncorrupted and live off land, living in the state of nature, in peace They are not fully like “us”, they lack full humanity, they are different color, uneducated, so we can treat them as we like Believe that they are new world “barbarians” o Bartolome de Las Casas- believes that these people should be protected, they are keepers of the world o Linnaeus- great Swedish biologist- he clearly will build knowledge of the biological world, he likes to classify men, he makes a basis of races- says there are 4 races, African, Asian, new world, and European This is an attempt to create a stable difference in groups o John Locke- English philosopher, member of board of trade,
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HIST 2353 taught by Professor Ittman during the Spring '08 term at University of Houston.

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