The Enlightenment: A Revolution of Ideas --- Dick Jackson
The Age of Enlightenment, a cultural movement of intellectuals in the 17th and 18th centuries, began first in Europe and later spread to the American colonies.
This course covers the history of the ideas that came from that period. They underlie the "shared values" that U.S. presidents and European leaders refer to: tolerance, democracy and the free expression of opinion, for example.
After outlining the pre-Enlightenment environment, Dr. Dick Jackson will describe the late 17th century development of the revolutionary new ideas which would result in the overthrow of the old order and lead to the modern world.
This course will follow these ideas as they evolve through subsequent centuries up to the current era, and consider how far enlightenment thinking has succeeded and where its opponents are today.
Class discussion is not only encouraged, it is mandatory.
Dick Jackson acquired a PhD in physics and has taught physics at college level, but has since been unfrocked. He is an ideas junkie and became fascinated with the origins of the Enlightenment and the subsequent development of Enlightenment ideas.
Monday, August 5 and Wednesdays August 7 & 14 1pm - 3pm PG&E Education Center SLO.
Number of Course Sessions: 3
Purchasing one ticket entitles you to attend all three sessions of this course.
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