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Chapter 16 – The Enlightenment

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

In honor of Lost’s premiere last night, I found an article that analyzes characters based on their philosopher namesakes, many of whom lived during and contributed to the Enlightenment. Some of these philosphers are mentioned in our book. John Locke believed that people are ‘tabula rasa’, or blank slates, at birth, and their environment and […]

Ch.22 The Alliance System

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

I found this pretty cool site that has a flash map of WWI. It shows the how the war started and proceeded. http://www.cyberlearning-world.com/lessons/ushistory/ww1/ww1.htm The Alliance system during the WWI brought together Germany, Austria-Hungry, and Italy as The Triple Alliance. Against The Triple Alliance were The Triple Entente; England, Belgium, France, Russia, and Serbia. During the […]

Utilitarianism: In Play in the Modern World

Friday, January 29th, 2010

From Chapter 19, the following is a brief video synopsis of an episode of Lost entitled “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham.”  Jeremy Bentham is considered one of the founding members of Utilitarian Socialism, a prevalent idea from the chapter. Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham This demonstrates the influence that Bentham’s ideas have […]

Welcome to Western Civilization II

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

This site will act as a space for the class to publish supplementary chapter guides for the text, acting as an integral part of the course for dialoging with the text as well as the innumerable resources around the web. Group Study Guide / Critique Assignment: Each student will be randomly assigned to one of […]