Western Humanities A
Unit III: The Emergence of the Modern West
Focus: The Scientific Revolution
Assignment: The Scientific Revolution in A
History of Western Society (p. 595-605) linked.
- Make a chart in your notes that lists the major
accomplishments/discoveries of all of the scientists mentioned in the
reading (Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Bacon & Descartes).
Also, consider the following questions and respond with
specific examples/evidence to support your claim. Please underline the examples
used. (because you will start this in class, you may handwrite in your social
- What was "revolutionary" about the Scientific
- Since the Renaissance is still very much underway, how
do these scientists fit in with the humanist trends established in
Europe at this time? (individualism, classicism & secularism) Be specific!
- Why are many of these scientists and their new ideas
considered threatening? Do you think these fears are justified given the
time and place?