Unit IV: 1600 – 1830 of Baroque and the Age of Reason is due no later than midnight on April 13. Here are some thoughts and tips for this Unit.
Some of you still need a few extra points to be eligible for the grade you want at the end of the course. Remember, there are only two opportunities for extra credit remaining. The extra credit assignments is explained here. Unit IV Options are here. An example from this unit is here.
- Option One Assignment is explained here.
- Option One Topics are here.
- Option One example is here.
- Option Two Assignment is explained here.
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Here’s the essay questions:
What was different about the approach baroque-era scientists and philosophers took compared to what someone would do today? Consider the political-religious system of the time. What do you think would happen today if you claimed the truth of some theory that was not approved of by the contemporary power structure?
What are the basic points of the theories of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke? What do they have in common, and on what points do they radically differ? Which of their ideas do you agree with, and why?