HIST W3103 Alchemy, Magic & Science. 3 points.
Not offered during 2019-20 academic year.
Astrology, alchemy, and magic were central components of an educated person's view of the world in early modern Europe. How did these activities become marginalized, while a new philosophy (what we would now call empirical science) came to dominate the discourse of rationality? Through primary and secondary readings, this course examines these "occult" disciplines in relation to the rise of modern science. Group(s): A Field(s): *EME