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Chapter 17: Toward a New World-view in the West

Review

    Check your understanding of this chapter by answering the following questions.

  1. Contrast the old Aristotelian-medieval world-view with that of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. What were the contributions of Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton? What is meant by Newton’s “synthesis”?
  2. What were the scientific and religious implications of Copernicus’s theory?
  3. How did Bacon and Descartes contribute to the development of the modern scientific method?
  4. What were the consequences of the rise of modern science?
  5. Who were the philosophes, and what did they believe?
  6. What was the effect of Catherine’s reign on (a) the Russian nobility, (b) the Russian serfs, and (c) the position of Russia in the European balance of power?
  7. Discuss the ideas of Voltaire. How could these be seen as a threat to existing beliefs and thought?
  8. Did the Enlightenment change the level of literacy and the reading habits of common people? Explain and provide evidence.


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