Spring 2012 - Graduate Course Description
Park, Peter
Discipline and Number
HUHI 6332 Section 001
W Time 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Course Title
The Enlightenment

Description of Course:

A graduate seminar on European history, culture, and thought from 1648 to 1815, an era of absolute monarchy, Enlightenment, and revolution.

Required Texts:

Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer, Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life (Princeton University Press, 1985) ISBN 0691024324 or 9780691150208

Isaac Newton, Philosophical Writings (Cambridge University Press, 2004) ISBN 978-0521538480

John Locke, Essays Concerning Human Understanding, abridged & ed. Kenneth P. Wrinkler (Hackett, 1996) ISBN 978-0872202160

Jonathan I. Israel, The Dutch Republic: its Rise, Greatness, and Fall, 1477-1806 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998) ISBN 978-0198207344

Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza, Theologico-Political Treatise, trans. Samuel Shirley (Hackett, 2001) ISBN 0872206076

Daniel Roche, France in the Enlightenment, trans. Arthur Goldhammer (Harvard UP, 2000) ISBN 978-0674001992

Charles de Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws, ed. Anne M. Cohler, Basia Carolyn Miller, and Harold Samuel Stone (Cambridged UP, 1989) ISBN 978-0521369749

Laura Mason and Tracey Rizzo, eds., The French Revolution: A Document Collection (Wadsworth Publishing, 1998) ISBN 978-0669417807

Londa Schiebinger, Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science (Rutgers University Press, 2004) ISBN 081353531X

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

regular attendance and participation in discussion (25% of final grade) and three 7-to-10-page essays (75%)

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