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Course Number 0626-3236-01
Course Name Tradition and Identity in Swift and Defoe
Academic Unit Faculty of Humanities -
English
Lecturer Dr. Ron Ben TovimContact
Contact Email: ronbent@tauex.tau.ac.il
Office HoursBy appointment
Mode of Instruction Seminar
Credit Hours 4
Semester 2020/2
Day Tue
Hours 10:00-14:00
Building Webb Languages
Room 501
Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

The rise of the New Sciences in seventeenth-century England to about a phasing out of a number of long-standing religious, political, and philosophical traditions. From the expunging of Aristotelian physics to the radicalization of English Protestantism and the bolstering of constitutional monarchy, the intellectual landscape of England was swiftly changing. The seminar will take a look at the manner in which the competing notions of science, personal identity, and tradition manifest themselves in Daniel Defoe?s Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders and Jonathan Swift?s political writings as well as in his great novel Gulliver?s Travels. Readings will include a selection of contemporary philosophers such as John Locke, George Berkeley, and Thomas Hobbes, Giambattista Vico, and more.



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