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Required Readings

Hunt, Lynn, et. al. The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures. Vol. B: 1320-1830. Boston, MA: Bedford/Saint Martin's, 2000. ISBN: 0312183704.

Jacob, Margaret. Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0195082192.

Descartes, René. Discourse on Method. (Download Discourse on Method, a version is available from Project Gutenberg.)

Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim. Nathan the Wise. Edited by Ronald Schechter. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004. ISBN: 0312401523.

Marx, Karl. The Communist Manifesto. Edited by John E. Toews. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1999. ISBN: 0312157118.


課程單元 閱讀資料
Week One
1 Introduction: Reason in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
2 Demography, Geography, Agriculture, Global Trade, 1600-1850 Hatfield, Gary. "Reason." In The Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment. Vol. 3. Edited by Charles Alan Kors. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 404-9. ISBN: 0195104331.

The Making of the West. pp. 597-605, and 665-80.
Week Two
3 Galileo and the Roman Catholic Church The Making of the West. pp. 606-18.

Jacob. Scientific Culture. pp. 15-33.

Galileo. "The Starry Messenger." In Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo. Edited by Stillman Drake. Port Moody, BC: Anchor, 1957. pp. 21-58.

———. Excerpt from Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems. [A version of Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is available from Calendars through the Ages.]

Finocchiaro, Maurice A.The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1989, pp. 276-9. ISBN: 0520063600.

The Galileo Project
4 The Cartesian Method Descartes, René. The Discourse on Method. (All)

Jacob. Scientific Culture. pp. 34-50.
Week Three
5 The Trial of Charles I, King of England (1649) The Making of the West. pp. 636-44.

Lagomarsino, David, and Charles J. Wood, eds. The Trial of Charles I. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth University Press, 1989. pp. 1-16, 58-82, and 102-29. ISBN: 0874514991.

Jacob. Scientific Culture. pp. 51-72.
6 Louis XIV and the Court at Versailles The Making of the West. pp. 621-36.

Château de Versailles
Week Four
7 Writing Workshop
Week Five
8 The Radical Enlightenment The Making of the West. pp. 695-702.

Spinoza, Baruch. "The God of Man's Making," and "Ideas, Things, and the Human Mind." In The Ethics of Spinoza: The Road to Inner Freedom. Edited by Dagobert Runes. New York, NY: Citadel, 2000, pp. 171-94. ISBN: 0806505362.

Jacob, Margaret, ed. "The Treatise of the Three Impostors." In The Enlightenment: A Brief History with Documents. Boston, MA: Bedford/St Martins, 2001, pp. 94-114. ISBN: 0312237014.

Locke, John."Excerpt from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding." In Early Modern Europe: A Book of Source Readings. Edited by Herbert H. Rowen, and Carl J. Ekberg. Itasca, IL: Peacock Publishers, 1973, pp. 274-8.
9 The Newtonian Moment Newton, Isaac. "Principia Mathematica." In University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization. Vol. 6. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1987. pp. 587-92. ISBN: 0226069486.

Voltaire. "On Locke," "On Descartes and Newton," and "On the System of Gravitation." In Letters on England. New York, NY: Penguin ed. 1980, pp. 62-81. ISBN: 014044386X.

Jacob. Scientific Culture. pp. 73-115.

The Newton Project
Week Six
10 The Encyclopedia of Diderot and d'Alembert The Making of the West. pp. 707-29.

d'Alembert, Jean le Rond. "Preliminary Discourse." In Denis Diderot's The Encyclopedia: Selections. Edited by Stephen J. Gendzier. New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1967, pp. 1-12, and 35-43.

English Translations of Encyclopedia Articles. (Read "Philosopher," and "Sunday.")

The ARTFL Project. (Be sure to look at the engravings for "chirurgie" and "imprimerie.")
11 Cosmopolitanism and the Jews in the Eighteenth Century Encyclopedia article on "Jew".

Lessing. Nathan the Wise. pp. 1-115.
Week Seven
12 France in the Age of Democratic Revolution The Making of the West. pp. 733-52.
13 Revolution in France The Making of the West. pp.752-73.

Browse Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution. (Specific assignments to be given in class.)
Week Eight
14 The Trial of Louis XVI
Week Nine
15 After The King's Trial: Terror, Napoleon, Restoration
16 Conservatism Created: A Response to Reason and Revolution The Making of the West. pp. 773-6.

Burke, Edmund. "Reflections on the Revolution in France." Excerpted in The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization. Vol. 7, The Old Regime and the French Revolution, edited by Keith Michael Baker. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1987, pp. 428-45. ISBN: 0226069508.

Boffa, Massimo. "Counter-Revolution." In A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution. Edited by François Furet, and Mona Ozouf. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989, pp. 640-8. ISBN: 0674177282.

———. "Maistre." In A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution. Edited by François Furet, and Mona Ozouf. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989, pp. 965-71. ISBN: 0674177282.

de Maistre, Joseph. "Evenings in St. Petersburg." Excerpted in Introduction to Contemporary Civilization in the West. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1961, pp. 106-13.
Week Ten
17 Hegel: History, Reason, and the State Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich. "Introduction to the Philosophy of History." Excerpted in Introduction to Contemporary Civilization in the West. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1961, pp. 124-47.
18 Romanticism in Literature, Art, and Music The Making of the West. pp. 815-9.
Week Eleven
19 The Industrial Revolution and the Movement to Abolish Slavery
Week Twelve
20 A Cultural Interpretation of Industrialization The Making of the West. pp. 810-1, and 829-40.

Jacob. Scientific Culture. pp. 131-207.
21 Nineteenth-Century Liberalism The Making of the West. pp. 840-58.

Constant, Benjamin. "Ancient and Modern Liberty Compared." Excerpted in The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization. Vol. 7, The Old Regime and the French Revolution, edited by Keith Michael Baker. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1987, pp. 452-61. ISBN: 0226069508.

Mill, John Stuart."On Liberty." Excerpted in Introduction to Contemporary Civilization in the West. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1961, pp. 592-619.
Week Thirteen
22 Utopian Socialist Experiments Heilbroner, Robert L. "The Visions of the Utopian Socialists." In The Worldly Philosophers. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1972, pp. 102-30. ISBN: 0671213253.

Owen, Robert. "Report to the County of Lanarck," and "The Economist." Excerpted in Introduction to Contemporary Civilization in the West. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1961, pp. 661-79.
23 The Revolutions of 1848 and The Communist Manifesto The Making of the West. pp. 849-69.

Marx, Karl. The Communist Manifesto. (All)
Week Fourteen
24 Darwin and Christian Theology (or, Galileo Revisited) Darwin, Charles. "On the Origin of Species." Excerpted in Introduction to Contemporary Civilization in the West. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1961, pp. 813-32.

Ellegard, Alvar. Darwin and the General Reader: The Reception of Darwin's Theory of Evolution in the British Periodical Press, 1859-72. 2nd ed. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1990, pp. 12-38. ISBN: 0226204871.
25 Conclusion