History 151. Summer School notes

History 151. Summer School notes - Lecture 23: The...

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Lecture 23: The Scientific Revolution Key Terms: -Bacon -Descartes -geo-centrism -helio-centrism -Galileo -heroic narrative of rise of science -Newton Questions: 1. What are some of the historical and contextual factors that help to explain the Scientific Revolution? 2. In what ways was the Scientific Revolution a continuation of Western philosophical traditions? 3. In what ways was the Scientific Revolution threatening to Western religious traditions? I. Meaning for Western Culture and Historical Causes A. philosophy, and “faith” By 17 th century philosophy and faith in science. Science is an alternate source to put Science is never above question True break form medieval world Aristotle and Bartolite fit well into medieval Christian world view(Christianity not challenged) B. The New Science of the 17 th century New way of finding truth C. Natural Law in the Natural World Reliance on the natural world. Examining natural phenomenon, observing things. D. Historical critique of Science and Western Identity Also fits into narrative of European superiority E. Historical Roots Judeo-Christian world view-a god created the universe and can explain everything. Greeks-who used empirical methods to find truth. 1
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Greeks produce Aristotle, plato, etc. Aquinas used Aristilian evidence to prove logically proof of god. But anything that isn’t related to god can use reason and science to figure out Luther broke the Catholic Church-becomes not a heresy, but an alternative view to the world. If catholic church is not right about salvation, then who knows what else he got wrong. Explains why Europeans are apt to question world around them F. Wealth of States. Science is expensive, Exploring is expensive, Weapons are expensive.
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2011 for the course HISTORY 151 taught by Professor Policelli during the Summer '11 term at UNC.

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