From Certainty to Uncertainty: Dancing with the New Sciences

School of Consciousness and Transformation TSD 8221 3.00

This course explores the revolutionary transformations in the Western worldview from the early Middle Ages to the present day - including pre-Renaissance worldviews; the rise of science with Bacon, Descartes, and Newton; the world of chaos theory; and the complementary postmodern vision of literature and society - and introduces the ideas of David Bohm, who believed that underlying the appearances of the world is a deeper "implicate order." The course also explores the implications for individuals and society of this transformation from certainty to uncertainty.

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