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Freedom and Authority - Assignments

Instructor: Hoover (Spring 2008)


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  Current Assignments
  • Wed., April 23: ReadDescartes material up to p. 230  (sec. CXC); + Dear  p. 86 (bottom) to p. 96 (middle).

  Previous Assignments

  • Mon., April 21: Read: finish Galileo material
  • Fri., April 18: Read: Galileo material (through p. 183) + Dear pp. 65-73.
  • Wed., April 16: Read: beginning of Galileo material (through p. 183).
  • Mon., April 14: Read: Brahe and Kepler material + Dear, pp. 74-79 + Supplementary handout from Debus.
  • Fri., April 11:  Read: Copernicus material + Dear, Chap TwoWed., April 9:  Read: Dear, Chap One: "What was Worth Knowing in 1500", esp. §§4-5.
  • Mon., April 7:  Read: Cochrane, "Science and Humanism in the Italian Renaissance"  + Rose, from The Italian Renaissance of Mathematics
  • Fri., April 4:  Study Slides (+ notes): Renaissance Art PowerPoint Presentation
  • Mon., March 31:  Kemp, "The Inventions of Nature" + Leonardo, Notebooks.
  • Fri., March 28: Kemp, from: The Science of Art, pp. 44-52 + Goldstein pp.230-41 + Kemp, "The Inventions of Nature" (optional).
  • Wed., March 26: Kemp, from: The Science of Art, pp. 24-34.
  • Mon., March 24: No new reading.
  • Fri., March 21: Kemp, from: The Science of Art, pp. 9-24.
  • Wed., March 19: Alberti, from: On the Art of Building + Writing prompt see Discussion and Questions]
  • Mon., March 17: Wittkower, from: Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism
  • Wed., March 5: McLean, Renaissance Architecture in Florence and Central Italy + Scaglia, "Building the Cathedral in Florence"
  • Mon., March 3: EXAM
  • Fri., Feb. 29: No new reading.
  • Wed., Feb. 27: Ficino, "On Obtaining Life from the Heavens" + "The Soul of Man" [in Anthology]
  • Mon., Feb. 25: Kristeller, from Renaissance Thought and it Sources + Ficino intro. and "Five Questions Concerning the Mind" [in Anthology]
  • Fri., Feb. 22: Mack, "Means to the End" [in Anthology]
  • Wed., Feb. 20: Petrarch, "Invective Against a Physician"
  • Mon., Feb. 18: Kristeller, "Petrarch" + Petrarch, "The Ascent of Mount Ventoux"
  • Fri., Feb. 15: No new reading.
  • Wed., Feb. 13: Goldstein, "Art and Science in the Renaissance" [in Anthology]
  • Mon., Feb. 11: Perrig, "Painting and Sculpture in the Late Middle Ages" [in Anthology]Fri., Feb. 8: SAME ASSIGNMENT AS FOR WED.:  Aquinas material (incl. new page) [in Anthology] + Lindberg, pp. 215-223; 245-253 + Writing prompt [see Discussion and Questions]
  • Wed., Feb. 6: CLASS CANCELLED
  • Mon., Feb. 4:  Finish Macrobius (including two new pages handed out) + Read Goldstein material [in Anthology] + Lindberg, Chap, 9, esp. pp. 190-213.
  • Fri., Feb. 1:  Macrobius, "Commentary on the Dream of Scipio" [in Anthology] + Write on Plato versus Aristotle with regard to Christian thought.
  • Wed., Jan. 30:  pp. 133-157 in Lindberg
  • Mon., Jan. 28:  Ptolemy, Almagest [in Anthology] + pp. 85-105 in Lindberg
  • Fri., Jan. 25:  No new reading.
  • Wed., Jan. 23:  Aristotle, Physics [in Anthology] + Mason (pp. 41-47) [in Anthology] + Lindberg pp. 47-62.
  • Mon., Jan. 21:  Plato, Timaeus [in Anthology] + Mason (pp. 35-41) [in Anthology]
  • Fri., Jan. 18:  Plato, Timaeus [in Anthology] + pp. 39-43 in Lindberg
  • Wed., Jan. 16Mason (chap. 3) [in Anthology] + pp. 21-39 in Lindberg
  • Mon., Jan. 14Goldstein, pp. 191-197 from Dawn of Modern Science
  • Fri., Jan. 11No  Assignments for first class



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