This interactive, non-credit course at the Graham School offers adult learners an opportunity to explore intellectual transformation across more than 500 years of European history with historian, Ada Palmer. The evolution of Western thought will be examined through four interlinked revolutions: Medieval scholasticism, the Renaissance revival of antiquity, the "new philosophy" of the seventeenth century, and light and dark faces of the Enlightenment.
Educational Treatises, ed. Craig Kallendorf (I Tatti Renaissance Library ISBN 978-0674007598)
Francis Bacon, Selected Philosophical Works, Hackett 978-0872204707
Descartes, Discourse on Method and Meditations, Hackett, 978-0872204201
Hobbes, Leviathan (Penguin Classics, 978-0141395098)
Locke, Second Treatise of Government, Hackett 978-0915144860
Montsequieu, Persian Letters Penguin Classics, 978-0140442816
No class on Saturday, Nov 27.
The list of the required texts is available on the course page (click the Register button to view).
Deadline for Online Registration: Thursday, September 23 at 5 pm CT
Remote courses require you to login to Canvas to access the Zoom Classroom. You will receive an invitation to join Canvas about a week before your course begins. Please visit the Liberal Arts Student Resources page to find step by step instructions for Canvas and Zoom: Online Learning Resources