Oct27 - Oct. 27 The Order of Things 1. From Enlightened...

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Oct. 27 The Order of Things 1. From Enlightened Monarchy to Revolution Gigantic architectural forms, Versailles Rivalry between states Age of Exploration Continuing and Intensifying Bloodshed and exploitation of the explored colonies Slavery Descartes, Leibniz, Newton involved with courts Restoration of scientific knowledge became a destruction of old scientific theories Convinced kings that science could be used to keep order in the kingdom U.S. and France overthrew scientific revolution in England Science should be open to all People became interested in science as something to talk about Voltaire- popularizer of natural philosophy o Discussed superiority of the Newtonian system o Philosophers should be treated as national heroes o Candide- This world is created by God so everything is established for the best o God had a plan, created all the possible worlds, and this is the one that worked out the best o Tore down Leibniz and Descartes Electricity becomes the science of the century
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2011 for the course HSOC hsoc001 taught by Professor Tresh during the Spring '10 term at UPenn.

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