The Inquisition And Galileo And Thomas Hobbes And The Scientific Revolution

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History has affected the way all of us are living our lives right now to this day. It has led to new concepts that people have adopted, new technology, and new ideas that have evolved throughout time. Early modern Europe and the scientific revolution have contributed to the development of these conditions. Events that support these conditions are the Inquisition and Galileo, Thomas Hobbes and his theory of the state of nature, and art from artists like Vermeer. Each of the previously mentioned events has brought about great advancements influencing Western civilization. The first topic of interest is the Inquisition and Galileo. The Inquisition was a branch of the Catholic Church that was responsible for finding heresy among the communities …show more content…
This is called game theory, and it brings about why people choose what is in the best interest for them and the most rational. The end consequence usually is worse for both because the parties do not cooperate with one another. For the best scenario for one party, they would choose for themselves what is in their best interest and depend on the other party to choose what is not in their own interest. This does not happen, because everyone wants what is in their own best interest. This scenario is about trust and compromise, and it shows how trust is outweighed by self interest in human nature. Both the condition of a state of nature and the prisoner’s dilemma contribute to understandings of human nature and how governments work …show more content…
Galileo and the Church conflict have brought about a level playing field of power between science and religion since the conflict. Religion and science have their differences but neither is in great power over the other now. Thomas Hobbes and his book The Leviathan focused on the behavior of people in a state of nature. The ability to predict and justify human nature came forth from his idea that humans give up absolute freedom for safety. Vermeer had his influences throughout art and he influenced Hitler with his reputation that seemed to live on after Vermeer passed. Each piece has its importance of influence in creating the world that we live in today. Where would we be if these events did not happen or go as

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