2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Oct 24, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PL 322 - Nature: Mundane and Sacred

(3.00 cr.)

Materialism and science have, historically, prospered together since the Enlightenment, but science in itself neither denies nor endorses a materialistic ontology. One danger of modernity is to accept materialism uncritically while at the same time allowing it to coexist with religious faith, unexamined. Students explore the issues that surround investing nature with a spiritual and sacred aspect yet not abandoning a scientific worldview. This course explores how these two outlooks are rooted in the history of Western thought, and how the two worldviews might be seen to form a coherent understanding of the world.

Prerequisite: PL 201  and one additional PL 200-level course.
Interdisciplinary Studies: IC/IES



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