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1.22.08 - 1.22.08- Hist 151 Greek Philosophy, Historical...

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1.22.08- Hist 151 1. Why did Greeks move away from a mythical or religious understanding of the world & towards a rational/ scientific context? a. Greeks did have contacts w/ other civilizations which is why they were open to suggestions 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 i. 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. The First “Scientists” & the Idea of a Universal Truth: Philosophers *These philosophers
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course HIST 151 taught by Professor Hunziker during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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1.22.08 - 1.22.08- Hist 151 Greek Philosophy, Historical...

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