David Hume (1711–1776) was a Scottish philosopher and historian well known for his arguments against traditional Christian theism that had a great impact on the Enlightenment.
Start talking about morphallactic regeneration and now you’ve really got the attention of this biologist.
How have Christian teachings on gratitude added basic ideas to the founding of Enlightenment institutions and the modern world we live in?
This spring’s Chronicle of Higher Education piece The Myth of First-Year Enlightenment has more to consider (Note: link to earlier post here). Of particular interest are the practical steps which Tim takes to address quintessential Americans in the classroom. Any students or faculty have reactions to the proposed shift in learning objectives and new classroom style? Tom Grosh IVTom enjoys daily […]
As the fall term winds down, have any students enabled you to cling to The Myth of First-Year Enlightenment? Here’s what Tim Clydesdale, an associate professor of sociology at the College of New Jersey and author of The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens After High School (University of Chicago Press, 2007), writes on the topic: “Most […]