WEST ESSAY REVIEW

WEST ESSAY REVIEW - WEST ESSAY REVIEW 1. Ideals of...

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WEST ESSAY REVIEW 1. Ideals of Enlightenment and influence on European history in 19 th and 20 th centuries - Enlightenment ideals i. Humans use knowledge and rationality to question everything and find answers ii. Human thought 1. perception + Reason= ideals 2. Universalism iii. equality 1. human minds and morality are all the same so social distinction are bad 2. everyone alike at core iv. Natural Law 1. discoverable through reason 2. foundation for all laws v. Improve society through science ns reason 1. Optimism in enlightenment vi. REASON, UNVIERSALISM, PERFECTABLITY/PROGRESS vii. Emphasis on individual 1. Every individual had intrinsic rights, qualities and capabilities… society was a result of these individuals working together and being governed together viii. rejection of old over and old regime - Influence i. French Revolution- liberalism, first challenge to monarchy ii. WWII- Nazism/fascism rose because of the ineffectiveness of liberalism iii. Cold War-competing ideologies in Communism and capitalism
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course HSRU 1000 taught by Professor Hamlin during the Spring '06 term at Fordham.

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