AH7006: Critical Thinking 1500-1800: Texts, Contexts, Cultures
Semester 1 (commencing 27 September): Tuesdays, 12noon-2pm.
Location: Library Videoconferencing Room
This element of research training in the Texts, Contexts, Cultures pathway grounds students in a range of theoretical and material approaches to humanities research. Located in the historical period from 1500 to 1800
The module examines critical themes in the culture of knowledge mainly in Europe, between 1500 and 1800. Questions include: how did human feeling contribute to knowledge? What was nature, according to early modern people? How was beauty recorded and protected? What was the relation between philosophy and other kinds of knowing? What role did religion play in the knowledge of the self and the world? How was religious knowledge evaluated? What were place, space and time, and how did such concepts change? Theoretical as well as practical perspectives will be examined, and modern interpretations (Foucault, Toulmin, Ginzburg, Nussbaum, Bouwsma, Bendix, Darnton, Israel etc.) as well as interpretations by the early moderns. The interests of the course will be molded by the interests of participants, and bibliography will be formulated to accomodate participants’ needs and interests.
For any queries regarding this module, please contact Brendan Dooley, email@example.com