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Eng 204 Feb 29 2012

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University of Saskatchewan
ENG 204
Alison Muri

Englith 204 Feb 29 2012 1 Newton − in Blake's world, he isn't seeing the world as simply the material perception of space (geometric logic or mathematical reason) − his world is more about imagination rather than pure reason and logic − Pincipia Mathematica − he wrote out equations to show how you might understand the world and universe through mathematics − empiricism − all knowledge is derived from sense experience − mechanical physical perception --> reaction − limits of knowledge? − Key figures: Rene Descartes, John Locke, − Tractatus de Homine et de Formatione Foetus 1677 There is No Natural Religion − one of his first illuminated books − rejecting a rationalist view of the universe − welcoming imaginative truths − cover page  Gothic arch? tomb? Church door? Window?  Angels and a central figure?  Snake like swirls?  Spears? Pens? − the argument, man has no notion of moral fitness but from education. Naturally he is only a natural organ subject to sense.  Without education you cannot be moral  we're just an organ and that is it − if our only perception is through bodily organs we share it with animals − the material world and the other world − man by his reasoning power can only compare and judge of what he has already perceived  you can only see what has already happened  limiting vision of human power to understand  being held back, the physical world is stopping it  if you can only perceive with your five sense you cannot have faith  we cannot know anything beyond our im
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