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History: Modernity

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  1. Lesson 1: Orientation
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  2. Lesson 2: The Great Stage: Introduction to the West
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  3. Lesson 3: Ideas Have Consequences: The Enlightenment
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  4. Lesson 4: The Sacred & the Secular: Empires, Pirates, and Rulers
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ASSIGNMENT:

Complete Exam #3.

  1. Explain the phrase Ideas Have Consequences in the context of the Enlightenment.
  2. For what reason(s) was Prometheus the symbol of the Enlightenment?
  3. List and define the “Trinity of Unbelief” in the Enlightenment.
  4. Define the philosophy of Nominalism which William of Ockham proposed.
  5. List in detail the argument of René Descartes concerning doubt and his own existence.
  6. Define the philosophy of Baruch Spinoza.
  7. Define the philosophy of either Thomas Hobbes or John Locke.
  8. Define the philosophy of either David Hume or Francois Voltaire.
  9. How was the life and thinking of Jean-Jacques Rousseau the crowning achievement of the Enlightenment? Define his beliefs and life and explain how he was the natural result of the previous thinkers.
  10. How can a Christian pursue knowledge without making the same mistakes as did Enlightenment philosophers?