World History II

Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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Chapter 18: New Worldviews and Ways of Life
1540 to 1790

3: Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Please read the discussion of the individual and community. We will go over it briefly in class; most will probably remember it from last year.

The humanist idea that individuals can learn from authority, experience, and observation of nature creates new opportunities for the formation of communities to exchange ideas, develop new forms of commerce, and influence those in power. What new kinds of communities develop as a result of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment efforts? How do these new communities help or hinder individuals, compared to communities in the Renaissance or earlier?

You may want to consider, for example (and this list is by no means complete):