FYS 101 Moral and Scientific Revolutions

This class examines what drives radical changes in both morality and science. We will discuss what causes cultures to shift their moral attitudes towards a variety of practices, including the duel, footbinding, and slavery. We will also discuss upheaval in the scientific world, and this will include a discussion of the Copernican and Darwinian revolutions. This is an interdisciplinary course in history, philosophy, and science.