The creative artist reflects his understanding of nature when he portrays it in his art. Therefore, a right philosophy of nature is essential to his portrayal of Creation. This course, which assumes little prior knowledge of philosophy, shows how the use of reason can identify natural principles of the cosmos. Such a philosophy of nature, developed by Aristotle and clarified by St. Thomas, deepens our appreciation of the world around us and of the findings of modern science. Through this new framework of understanding, a bridge between art and science is created. Students will see that each deepens our sense of awe and wonder which fuels creativity for scientist and artist alike.
The Philosophy of Nature
PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE AND MAN SYLLABUS
Dodds, M. The Philosophy of Nature. Available at Lulu.com
Dodds, M. Philosophical Anthropology. Avaliable at Lulu.com
Searle, John. Minds, Brains, and Science. Harvard University Press. 1984.