15th to 17th CenturiesSunday, September 23, 2012
Victor HugoSunday, September 23, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Rome and Greece as the purest and most            philosophical erasSunday, September 23, 2012
    Rome and Greece as the purest and most            philosophical eras           Growing interest in pre-Greek civiliz...
    Rome and Greece as the purest and most            philosophical eras           Growing interest in pre-Greek civiliz...
    Rome and Greece as the purest and most            philosophical eras           Growing interest in pre-Greek civiliz...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
    What Renaissance Humanism was NOT:                Move away from the Church                Humaneness (Machiavelli)...
    What Renaissance Humanism was NOT:                Move away from the Church                Humaneness (Machiavelli)...
    What Renaissance Humanism was NOT:                Move away from the Church                Humaneness (Machiavelli)...
    What Renaissance Humanism was NOT:                Move away from the Church                Humaneness (Machiavelli)...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Man is born for a life of civility and cultivation,            bordering on the divineSunday, September 23, 2012
    Man is born for a life of civility and cultivation,            bordering on the divine           Architecture as phi...
    Man is born for a life of civility and cultivation,            bordering on the divine           Architecture as phi...
    Man is born for a life of civility and cultivation,            bordering on the divine           Architecture as phi...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Gothic cathedral                Ambiguous &                 ethereal character of a                 Platonic idea   ...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
   Renaissance basilica                                    Orderly                                     reasonableness of...
2 Factors accelerated the    spread of the Renaissance:    1.Economic Prosperity    2.The Printing Press            Johan...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
1.    Mechanical clock    2.    Eyeglasses    3.    Microscope    4.    Telescope    5.    Flushing toilet    6.    The ma...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Reason (again)                Giovanni Pico                  “If sensitive, he (man) will become brutish. If ration...
    Reason (again)                Giovanni Pico                  “If sensitive, he (man) will become brutish. If ration...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Hermeticism (< the Hermes myth)                The individual can command the supernatural forces                 an...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
    The Restoration:       A different view of Christianity                Luther:                  Attack on Church co...
     The witch trials          Malleus maleficarum          Is the will free or           can Satan claim it           ...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
     Literature          // Art: intense focus on           man, his emotions, his           psyche          Return of ...
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  1. 1. 15th to 17th CenturiesSunday, September 23, 2012
  2. 2. Victor HugoSunday, September 23, 2012
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  7. 7.  Rome and Greece as the purest and most philosophical erasSunday, September 23, 2012
  8. 8.  Rome and Greece as the purest and most philosophical eras  Growing interest in pre-Greek civilization  Hermetism  Mysticism, spiritualismSunday, September 23, 2012
  9. 9.  Rome and Greece as the purest and most philosophical eras  Growing interest in pre-Greek civilization  Hermetism  Mysticism, spiritualism  Scholarly movements:  Revival of Platonism  Renewed Aristotelianism (response)  Christian syncretism  Anti-intellectualismSunday, September 23, 2012
  10. 10.  Rome and Greece as the purest and most philosophical eras  Growing interest in pre-Greek civilization  Hermetism  Mysticism, spiritualism  Scholarly movements:  Revival of Platonism  Renewed Aristotelianism (response)  Christian syncretism  Anti-intellectualism  The university/educationSunday, September 23, 2012
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  13. 13.  What Renaissance Humanism was NOT:  Move away from the Church  Humaneness (Machiavelli)Sunday, September 23, 2012
  14. 14.  What Renaissance Humanism was NOT:  Move away from the Church  Humaneness (Machiavelli)  Intense interest in human beings  Dignity of man (DaVinci, Michelangelo)  Individualism  Humanism (Erasmus, Montaigne, Thomas More)Sunday, September 23, 2012
  15. 15.  What Renaissance Humanism was NOT:  Move away from the Church  Humaneness (Machiavelli)  Intense interest in human beings  Dignity of man (DaVinci, Michelangelo)  Individualism  Humanism (Erasmus, Montaigne, Thomas More)  Skepticism (Montaigne, Bacon)  Towards intellectualism (Petrarch vs. philosophy)  Towards authority (Copernicus)Sunday, September 23, 2012
  16. 16.  What Renaissance Humanism was NOT:  Move away from the Church  Humaneness (Machiavelli)  Intense interest in human beings  Dignity of man (DaVinci, Michelangelo)  Individualism  Humanism (Erasmus, Montaigne, Thomas More)  Skepticism (Montaigne, Bacon)  Towards intellectualism (Petrarch vs. philosophy)  Towards authority (Copernicus)  Optimism  The idea of progress (Giovanni Pico)Sunday, September 23, 2012
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  19. 19.  Man is born for a life of civility and cultivation, bordering on the divineSunday, September 23, 2012
  20. 20.  Man is born for a life of civility and cultivation, bordering on the divine  Architecture as philosophical visionSunday, September 23, 2012
  21. 21.  Man is born for a life of civility and cultivation, bordering on the divine  Architecture as philosophical vision  The city as teacher and as moral agent  (Somewhat like the medieval city as fortress and protector)Sunday, September 23, 2012
  22. 22.  Man is born for a life of civility and cultivation, bordering on the divine  Architecture as philosophical vision  The city as teacher and as moral agent  (Somewhat like the medieval city as fortress and protector)  Everything good and known is in the city:  Knowledge  Art  Wealth  TalentSunday, September 23, 2012
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  25. 25.  Gothic cathedral  Ambiguous & ethereal character of a Platonic idea  Free, “barbaric” imperfections  Innocence  Christian system (workman ≠ slaves)Sunday, September 23, 2012
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  27. 27.  Renaissance basilica  Orderly reasonableness of Aristotle’s categories  Disciplined, line-and- angle proportions  Vanity & pretense  Slave based systemsSunday, September 23, 2012
  28. 28. 2 Factors accelerated the spread of the Renaissance: 1.Economic Prosperity 2.The Printing Press  Johannes Gutenberg  1452: began his famous Bible project  1455: completed 200 copies  Stimulated the literacy of lay peopleSunday, September 23, 2012
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  30. 30. 1. Mechanical clock 2. Eyeglasses 3. Microscope 4. Telescope 5. Flushing toilet 6. The match 7. SubmarineSunday, September 23, 2012
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  32. 32.  Reason (again)  Giovanni Pico  “If sensitive, he (man) will become brutish. If rational, he will grow into a heavenly being. If intellectual, he will be an angel and the son of God… Who would not admire this, our chameleon?”Sunday, September 23, 2012
  33. 33.  Reason (again)  Giovanni Pico  “If sensitive, he (man) will become brutish. If rational, he will grow into a heavenly being. If intellectual, he will be an angel and the son of God… Who would not admire this, our chameleon?”  Skepticism towards intellectualism  Petrarch  “He (Aristotle) knew absolutely nothing of true happiness that any pious old woman, any faithful fisherman, shepherd or peasant is… happier in recognizing it. He saw happiness as much as the night owl does the sun.”  ”It is one thing to know, another to love…”Sunday, September 23, 2012
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  35. 35.  Hermeticism (< the Hermes myth)  The individual can command the supernatural forces and share in the Cosmic spirit  Man is an agent of change, a rational-spiritual force capable of changing the course of nature  Ficino:  “It is also obvious that he (man) is the god of the elements, for he inhabits and cultivates all of them. Finally, he is the god of all materials, for he handles, changes, and shapes all of them. He who governs the body in so many and so important ways, and is the vicar of the immortal God, he is no doubt immortal.”Sunday, September 23, 2012
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  37. 37.  The Restoration: A different view of Christianity  Luther:  Attack on Church corruption  Critical of reason/philosophy  Denied free will  Savonarola: “burning of the vanities” (symbols of overly dignified man)  Erasmus: the voice of reason, a noble humanist  Calvin: echoes of the simple, righteous and sparse life advocated by the PythagoreansSunday, September 23, 2012
  38. 38.  The witch trials  Malleus maleficarum  Is the will free or can Satan claim it for himself?  Possession vs. heresySunday, September 23, 2012
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  40. 40.  Literature  // Art: intense focus on man, his emotions, his psyche  Return of the tragedy  Shakespeare’s multiple psychological types and rich human analyses  “Anatomy of melancholy” by Robert Burton (1621)Sunday, September 23, 2012

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