Thursday November 7, 2013
If theres a big jump bw midterm and final will give you mark.
Subjective aspect of spiritual is upto the individual
Insight – have a fight with someone which is an indication of something
bigger. How do changes in the brain affect us?
When talking about the church, not talking about god. Individuals as scholars
fighting over power structure. Its all about power.
Insight vs authority
Macchiavelli: begins to describe dynamic. Humanist movement, talking about
real people in the social world. So society comes to a point where it becomes
self conscious and thinking about themselves and how the world works.
Social science is being renewed.
In 1500’s see modern psychology. Modern science and psychology bgins in
1500’s. why? Bcs these guys are starting to describe the world around them.
There’s a lot of writing about God bcs looking over their shoulder at the
church. There’s a shift to the modern. Theres a movement away from dogma.
Shift from greeks: naturalism. There are 2 forces: this is the truth (plato),
don’t mess with us vs Aristotle, take a look at the world and see.
Artists are always one step ahead of scientists. Artists look at the world in
intuitive way, scientists formalize it.
These guys are coming out of thoughts and hopes and beginning to explore
Moving in the direction of measurement
6. This introduces of the humanist movement. There is an emphasis on the
individuals viewing the world as a force. Theres 2 aspects of force. 1. Vitalism
– the body and 2. Existential aspect – have choices about the decisions we
10. If you have scholarship run by religious institutions, you have
scholasticism bcs wont say anything that goes against the religious leaders.
Therefore there is a change
Our approach to scholarship is this: everything is changing and becoming
13. Paradigm change. Shift from heliocentric. Now completely modern
infinity was coming in as a construct – [slide: in the 16 century there was a
o people are realizing the world is round.
o They are looking at limits: what are the definition of limits?
Science could not exist without a social structure. Ex. Who’s paying for the
work? Science = social institutions
We move from an oral culture to a written culture
Orthodoxy is not just religious orthodoxy. Ex go to teachers with a paper that
goes against their fundamental position. 1. Mersenne – communicated with everyone
o science can not exist unless you have people to talk to!
o Here we see the beginning of scientific societ