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Lecture 8

ENVS 1000 Lecture 8: Nov-01-2017


Department
Environmental Studies
Course Code
ENVS 1000
Professor
Peter Timmerman
Lecture
8

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CLASSICAL GREECE(1000 BCE-) POLYTHEISM THE WORSHIP OF MANY GODS
But also the emergence of PHYSICS a world of physical explanations for phenomena (e.g. a universe of
atoms)
JUDAISM (1000 BCE-) MONOTHEISM THE WROSHIP OF ONE GOD Nature as oe God’s creation
no other gods: all other gods false gods.
CHRISTIANITY (0 BCE -) MONOTHEISM THE CHRISTIAN STORY
The world is structured by
a spiritual journey to God in imitation of Jesus Nature is the seod ook of God after the Bile.
GREEK THOUGHT ENVIRONMENT & NATURE
At the beginning of 6th or 7th century the area which is now Turkey became the different area of
thinking.
Ionia Part of Western Turkey Place where Greek people lived and worked . Area which was
swamped by larger empires like Persia and Alexander th eGreat.
Massive amount of trade going back and forth in Eastern Mediterranean.
Thales of Miletus First Philosopher Cz he started thinking about whether or not there was one
physical property that we see around in this world. False story >>>>>> (he predicted a drought )
He has been proposed to be somebody who predicted eclipse.
Thales thought that fundamental source of all things is water.
Pythagoras (582 496) the Pythagoras theorem
12:30 next Tuesday sound and music. 141 (Pic on Phone) listen to rec at 16:00
The Egyptian God Statue Rigid solid stone 2 ton
-The pictures 2400 , then 480 BC. Greek () One can see from the posture of the statue that there is an
understanding to gravity. There was a shift on one side ad the ars were’t just o the sides, Greek
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- There is cultural realism.
- Greeks started collecting for practical medicines and in this era doctor took the oaths, practical
medicines started coming lot of sources pointing to western traditions
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