Dec 09, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

SGBN 102 - What is Matter?

4.00 credit hours
Western ideas of matter proceed from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle, medieval scholastic-Aristotelianism and alchemy before being reshaped by the views enunciated by Bacon, which herald new practices and ideas (mathematization, experimentation and mechanism). Through texts, experiments and observations developed from ancient to modern times, students see a shift in fundamental questions, particularly regarding the nature of matter. Through historical accounts of the transition, students come to distinguish between the ancient project to understand the world and the modern project to predict and control it.

Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Sciences.
iCon(s): Innovating the World.

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