Sci 11 - Class 11 Thursday, May 08, 2008 12:34 PM The Royal...

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Class 11 Thursday, May 08, 2008 12:34 PM The Royal Society Not supported by the state Comprised of aristocrats In the sci mag reg is all yoked to science The Philosophes The Republic of Letters Ecletic group but all strongly anti-clerical Reason will liberate humantity from benighted superstition Public sphere, journals, salons, pamphlets, coffee houses The Encyclopedie Compendium of the natural philosophical writing Comprehensive statement of Enlightenment worldview The first 28 volumes were published between 1751 and 1772 by Diderot Back in the day, it didn't matter what a peasant thought, just what he did Public discourse couldn't have occurred Not everyone participated 1789 mass political movement Led by borsoisee Audience were average ppls (French)
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That sensibility begins w/ Republic of Letters In our society today, science is very present Nova, etc. That started in rep. of let. New culture of PRINT Literate public debate Deism, materialism embraced by French to exclude God from universal discourse God was ally of feudal aristocrats and church At times they were even atheistic Not political reform, but radicalism Uproot tradition completely Not just modify Rep. o. Let. Consolidation of knowledge Uniquely modern Not platonic, not aristotelian David Hume (response to locke) Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding 1748 I never can catch myself at any time without a perception, and never can observe any thing but the perception. When my perceptions are removed for anytime, as by sound sleep; so long am I insensible of myself, and may truly be said not to exist. And were all my perceptions removed by death…I should be entirely annihilated, nor do I conceive what is farther requisite to make my a perfect non-entity.
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find where it fits in this massive bank of knowledge you have. Reason is slow Takes time God grants reason Operater is the one reasoning Hume wipes that "reasoner" out Blow to enlightenment epistomology Hume When you die, you die because eyou are without senses No immortal soul Baron d'Holdbach: system de la Nature 1770 The Natural world No divine purpose in nature No morality No providence Nature fully deterministic Naturalist Baron. No higher ___ by God
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This note was uploaded on 06/04/2008 for the course HIST 2D taught by Professor Raia during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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