History 5 Lecture 18

History 5 Lecture 18 - History 5 Lecture 18 Introduction...

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Introduction The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde You find out at the end that they are the same person Growing limits and contradictions about the bourgeoisie Growing pessimism about the late 19 th century Dr. Jekyll is the height of bourgeois culture about there is a beast within Trying to repress that beast is a lost cause The Erosion of Value and the Limits of Civilization In many aspects, influential thinkers suggested that European civilization was not the glorious achievement that it asserted to be Charles Darwin and the Monkey Problem Natural history Concept was a very ancient one Natural history before the 19 th century did not mean that nature has a history, it meant you ought to study nature by applying the same sort of techniques that were applied in historiography Nature was not changing Religious – the history is laid out in the bible, God created everything Scientific – space is uniform and unchanging, gravity has to apply wherever and whenever James Hutton [mid 1700’s] – father of modern geology Notion that rocks change and form rather than always being there Implies Earth is vastly older than the bible says Whole fossils were reconstructed for the first time in the early 19 th century that showed what appeared to be a huge lizard
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