Greek Mysticism and Rationality (Part 2) 
Greek Mysticism and Rationality (Part 2)
by UCLA / Courtenay Raia
Video Lecture 7 of 20
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Date Added: August 12, 2009

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April 21st, 2009



In this video lecture, Professor Courtenay Raia lectures on Newton and the Enlightenment.

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Course Description


Professor Courtenay Raia lectures on science and religion as historical phenomena that have evolved over time. Examines the earlier mind-set before 1700 when into science fitted elements that came eventually to be seen as magical. The course also question how Western cosmologies became "disenchanted." Magical tradition transformed into modern mysticisms is also examined as well as the political implications of these movements. Includes discussion concerning science in totalitarian settings as well as "big science" during the Cold War.



The original name of this course is: History 2D: Science, Magic and Religion.

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