2011-10-17 -- Romanticism

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Romanticism and Scientific Thought October 17, 2011 History 108 Prof. November
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1816 “Year Without a Summer” Horror stories about the Enlightenment to better articulate his misgivings about it Percy Shelley and Mary Godwin Shelley: Prometheus Unbound Godwin: Modern Prometheus Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus (1817)
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Mary Shelley, 1797-1851 Daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft Mother died in childbirth Leads to tension between concepts of life and death Victor Frankenstein is an imago Exposed to cutting-edge Enlightenment philosophy
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The Promise and Perils of Enlightenment What price are we willing to pay for knowledge? How far should we pursue knowledge? Where are the our limits of our knowledge? What if exploring and gathering is depriving us of insight? Romantic opposition to gathering knowledge for its own sake
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Science Gets Romantic What’s Romanticism? Romanticism as reaction Intellectually – to the Enlightenment Politically – to the French Revolution Culturally – to France Scientifically – to Newton
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course HIST 108 taught by Professor Dr.november during the Fall '11 term at South Carolina.

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