2018-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    
    Sep 25, 2020  
2018-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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STS-UY 2244W Magic, Medicine, and Science

4 Credits
This course looks at the metaphysical and epistemological origins of three systems of thought - the organic, the magical, and the mechanical - and considers the extent to which modern science can be seen as arising from their synthesis. Topics include Presocratics, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, the Hermetic Corpus, Ficino’s naturalistic magic, Pico’s supernatural magic, Paracelsus and the ontic theory of disease, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, the Cambridge Platonists, and Newton.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of EXPOS-UA 1  or EXPOS-UA 4 
Note: Satisfies a Humanities and Social Sciences Elective.

Weekly Lecture Hours: 4



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