history 100 western civillization
Since the Enlightenment, the search for the meaning of life, for a just society, and for truth itself has become increasingly contentious. This search is now our own, and to embark upon it with any hope of success demands that we understand both its promise and its perils. This is why I would like you to grapple once again with the great issues that lie at the heart of our journey by comparing the ideas of some of the prominent ﬁgures we have studied. To do this, please write a brief essay of approximately three pages about one of the two topics below. Each topic asks you discuss three important historical ﬁgures and consists of three sets of questions. Each set of questions is about one of these people. You are to write about all three people, so please make sure that you answer all three sets of questions for the one topic you have chosen.