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Unformatted text preview: 3-6 Enlightenment 18th c Newtonian Paradigm clockwork universe fundamental law want to penetrate behind the delusive appearances of this world not always readily apparent have to posit an abstract world characteristics of fundamental law has to be mathematical Applied to Humans they too are perfect like the universe perfect b/c the human being fits perfectly into the human beings place has been fitted with the faculties appropriate to the human beings place in the world limits Applied to behavior religion and ethics humanism becomes part of religious thought laws of society Scientific method in social thought history role of artist and intellectuals Revolutionary Implications Deism Shaftesbury the nature of human being is inscribed on everybody's hearts most people don't have time you need religion hell is bad Locke 5 christianity is reasonable because it's true Mandeville all vices serve a higher good ...
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- Fall '07