November 2015

Questions for Wednesday’s Class Discussion, 11/4

Posted by on November 4, 2015 in Questions for discussion

1) Break up into groups and read through Aristocracy. In this, Diderot lays out the points that make a good aristocracy, which of these align with how the French aristocracy runs and which don’t? What other not so subtle criticisms are in some of the other required readings? 2) According to Robert Danton, how did one make […]

Questions for Monday’s Class Discussion 11/2

Posted by on November 1, 2015 in Questions for discussion

1. Get into pairs and discuss one selection from Dr. Watts’ list and one of the selections you found on your own to prepare to discuss with the class. Try to relate these selections to what we’ve discussed in previous classes about France in the eighteenth century. 2. “Social Uses of Science” discusses Newtonian principles and the […]