"The Birth of Western Enlightenment"
Martin Luther King Jr. famously said: "The arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice." From an integral framework, the arc of history can be seen as also bending toward truth and beauty. Truth, beauty and justice are the big three attractors luring the arc of history forward. In this series, we will focus on a major chapter in the journey toward the attractor of Truth, as we survey some of the major figures and events in the 17th century.
Facilitated by David Drumm, LUT.
Class 1—March 4
Galileo and the power of observation
Class 2—March 11
Descartes and the power of introspection
Class 3—March 18
Thomas Hobbes and a political theory grounded in materialism
Class 4—March 25
Isaac Newton and the elegance of natural law