Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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2: Mon, Sep 9, 2019
Please read the chapter and take the quiz by midnight on Sun, Sep 8, 2019.
Please also read the discussion of resources. We will go over it in class.
Rather than writing a formal essay, make some notes in answer to the questions below for our discussion, and be sure to include examples of people, accomplishments, or events that support any claims you make.
In Europe during the Scientific Renaissance and the Enlightenment, perceptions of what resources are and how they can be used to benefit nations and humanity change with the development of new theories on the nature of the world and the human beings in it. How does the development of a view of nature as a well-governed, predictable machine change the way Europeans viewed natural resources such as minerals and arable land? How do Enlightenment views and the reactions to these change the way Europeans perceive themselves and other people as contributors to and consumers of cultural and economic resources?
You may want to consider, for example (and this list is by no means complete):
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