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  Dec 12, 2017
 
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 188 PZ -Anxiety in the Age of Reason


Institution: Pitzer

Description: Many enlightenment authors expressed confidence in the relentless progress of knowledge, but they also exuded skepticism and unease about reason. New questions about nature and new approaches to studying it, unleashed fears about humanity’s place in the world. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz worried that the specter of infinite time might eliminate the need for God; David Hume doubted the necessity of cause and effect; Immanuel Kant limited reason to make way for faith. Each of these writers used reason to question the religious and metaphysical foundations of knowledge. But reason also created its own fears. This course is about those fears and what lay behind them.

Prerequisite(s): Please check course schedule for requirements.

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