Discuss Chapter 12 of "The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility"
Our next session will be on Sunday, November 13, from 4-6 at the Barnes & Noble at Town & Country. Our reading will be pages[masked], potentially reaching the end of the... Learn more
Discuss Gaukroger, pp. 412-437, on what 'sensibility' is.
We are now approaching the end of Stephen Gaukroger's excellent book, The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility. What is 'sensibility' and how has it trumped... Learn more
Discuss Gaukroger, pp. 402-420, on how we get our sense of morals
Where do we get our sense of morality? Is it from religion? Is it from another source? Is this sense innate? Is it common across all peoples? Come discuss the views of... Learn more
Continue discussion of how thinking about the nature of the world evolved.
How did mechanism give way to 'sensibility' as the key lens through which to try to understand the world? We will soon conclude our investigation of this question, as... Learn more
Discuss further how thinking about the nature of the world changed over time.
In the 1700s, Buffon added use of probabilities and analogies to the previous, more limited techniques used to try to understand the world. What happened after Buffon,... Learn more
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