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S102 Great Ideas About Man and Society 1 - The age of reason : a lecture on Locke, Hume, Voltaire and Rousseau

Bolton, G.C. S102 Great Ideas About Man and Society 1 - The age of reason : a lecture on Locke, Hume, Voltaire and Rousseau. [Sound recording] [Special Collections]

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A lecture given by Professor Geoffrey Bolton for the course "S102 Great Ideas About Man and Society 1" at Murdoch University.

Course description from the 1976 Murdoch University Handbook and Calendar:-

Introduces students to conceptions central to Western and Eastern thought about man, his nature and the society in which he lives. The course will examine major ideas from philosophy, psychology, religion, sociology, history, anthropology, political theory and literature. It is designed to give students a grounding in the major interpretations of man and society.

The first semester explores religious traditions of the East and the West, some ideas in Greek philosophy and the conceptual revolutions of the 15th-19th centuries that helped to structure the world-view of modern man. Students will introduced to the ideas of thinkers like Confucius, Buddha, Plato, Machiavelli, Darwin, Marx and Freud.

The second semester of Great Ideas explores contemporary ideas about the nature of man and his society, and introduces students to thinkers such as Sartre, Greer, Gandhi, McLuhan, Marcuse and Mao Tse-Tung.

The course is open to all students seeking to broaden their education, irrespective of whether they intend to specialise in the social sciences.

This sound recording is part of the History of Murdoch University Collection.

Date: 1976
Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: History of Murdoch University
Notes: 1 digital file : 110 MB
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/43102
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