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ENGL 211, Summer 2010 18th century Western movement in philosophy, politics, science
ENGL 211, Summer 2010 Galileo and Newton – 17th century
ENGL 214, Fall 2010 René Descartes (“ergo cogito sum”: “I think therefore I am”)
ENGL 214, Fall 2010 “Enlightenment is man's release from his self-incurred tutelage. ... Sapereaude! [Dare to know!] ‘Have courage to use your own reason!’- that is the motto of enlightenment.” -- German Philosopher, Immanual Kant - “What is Enlightenment?” (Was istÄufklarung?) (1784)
ENGL 214, Fall 2010 Reason (science, philosophy) is the final authority, not theology or kings