Dracula Part 15: Religion vs. Science

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takes off in the eighteenth century it was a lot

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about protestant england's anxieties about catholic europe and that in

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dracula it sort of changes to kind of in enlighten

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england's worried about demons demons and vampires So when jonathan

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harker is going towards carpathia locals warn him about nosferatu

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vampire but also is a demon It was like a

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satan's hand man so he's very much sort of a

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demotic religious figure Science is very much important in the

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novel because of technology and it's This technology that's master

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eventually masters dracula But there is as you say as

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you point out that there's this tension between sort of

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kind of a nefarious black arts type religion and a

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good positive enlightened science What is the theory of knowledge

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So epistemology is a theory of knowledge Or what with

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academics called the theory of knowledge And it comes into

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play in dracula's because well dracula needs knowledge of england

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first of all to to come to conquer And then

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we need knowledge about dracula to defeat him And that's

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where van helsing he's a scientist He's is the scientists

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of the black arts Potentially andi uses this science but

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he's sort of His science is plugging back into religion

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on dh So he needs this body of knowledge He

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needs an epistemology of them of vampiric epistemology to defeat

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the vampire No Out is the conflict between religion and

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science play out in dracula What is the theory of 00:02:32.47 --> [endTime] knowledge