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1.22.08 - 1.22.08 Hist 151 Greek Philosophy Historical...

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1.22.08- Hist 151 Greek Philosophy, Historical Thinking & the Western Tradition of Rationalism 1. Why did Greeks move away from a mythical or religious understanding of the world & towards a rational/ scientific context? 2. Historical Context & Influences a. Greeks did have contacts w/ other civilizations which is why they were open to suggestions b. Near Eastern/ Egyptian Contribution: Math & Astronomy i. Math rationalization ii. Greeks weren’t isolated exposed to much c. The Greek poets: Homer’s message i. Focused on people struggling can overcome problems if they rationalize ii. Use reason to understand/ control their world d. The Nature of Greek Religion i. About humanity: in gods there were human attributes ii. Not a strong priesthood in Greek city-states which allowed people to make their own understanding of how the world worked e. Political System & Intellectual Creativity i. Many individuals thinking independently & rationally stimulates intellectual environment f. All of these influences created rational thought in the Greek world g. Philosophers: think about the roles in the world & seek to find answers to unanswered questions 3.
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