2011-01-27 -- Enlightenment and Medicine (1)

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Unformatted text preview: Enlightenment, Scientific Revolution, and Medicine in the American Colonies HIST 451 January 27, 2011 Prof. November Recap: The Age of Telos Telos = goal Nature strives towards perfection (Plato, Aristotle) Aristotle: There is no science of the accidental for all science is either of that which is always or of that which is for the most part. [Metaphysics, VI] Monstrous = not according to nature Recap: The Age of Telos Peter the Greats (Czar, 1696-1725) Order of 1718 : It is well known that in the human species, as in that of animals, monsters are born, that is freaks, which are collected in all countries as objects of wonder The unlearned hide [monsters] because they believe that such births originate from the devil by witchcraft and sodomy. But this is impossible, because the creator of all living things is God and not the devil, who has no power over any individual. Rene Descartes (1596-1650) The material Universe is purely made out of ether. Forget Earth, Air, Fire, Water; its all ether. Mind-body dualism: if the body can be analogized to a machine, wheres the mind (soul)? What is its mechanism?...
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