Nov 28, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

HON 392 - Adventures in Cosmologies


Prerequisite, acceptance to the University Honors Program, or consent of instructor. ADVENTURES IN COSMOLOGIES (with deference to Whitehead's Adventures of Ideas, 1933). Structure: The Ancient Greeks, The Renaissance, The Enlightenment, The 19th Century, The 20/21st Centuries, "Had we never seen the stars, and the sun, and the heaven, none of the words which we have spoken about the universe would ever have been uttered. But now the sight of day and night, and the months and the revolutions of the years, have created number, and have given us a conception of time, and the power of inquiring about the nature of the universe; and from this source we have derived philosophy, than which no greater good ever was or will be given by the gods to mortal man." (Plato, Timaeus, my emphasis, in Ferris p19). Letter grade. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits