The Origins of Modernity
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
An examination of the new views of human nature and society which emerged in the 17th century. Topics include: the revival of ancient scepticism; the intellectual implications of European contact with other civilizations; the impact of the 'new science' on philosophical thought; the birth of the 'science of man'; and the critique of orthodox Christianity.
Notes: - Credit will be granted for only one of 382B, 382.
- 260 and 382A strongly recommended.
Formerly: part of 382
Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.