Study for Dr. Weibel’s WVC220 class. Test 1

Question Answer
"authority" before scientific rev.:
Classical philosophers (Aristotle)
Church
Basically, the intellectuals whom the society deems the ones to have control over what is right or reasonable
cartesian doubt based on Descartes
"I think therefore I am"
cartesian dualism This is the pricipal that Descartes summed up into two parts:
Immaterial- thoughts
Material- the tangible
Deism` denied that the bible was God's revelation
rejected clerical authority
dismissed christian mysteries, prophecies, and miricles as violations of natural law
did however believe that the world was created by an all-wise creator
"enlightenment despotism" those in political power institute reforms, advancement of reason and the promotion of science and thechnology
ex. Catherine the Great of Russia, Joseph II of Austria, Mariea Theresa of Austria, Frederick the Great of Prussia, and Napoleon Bonaparte
"general will"
geocentric