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Golden Section and Golden rule - in search of absolute truth


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  • 1. The work on the project « The S ecret of The G old en S ection» Creative works of students
  • 2.
    • Many generations of philosophers have been searching for « absolute truth » , which has been interpreted as some universal standard.
    • Platon
    • Leonardo da Vinci Pythagoras
  • 3.
    • In the definite historical period, Pythagoras was considered the founder of this search (6th century B.C.).
    • He was the first to bring the
    • definition of harmony into
    • humans’ use, which helped
    • to designate optional correlation
    • Of the parts and the whole.
  • 4. a : b = b : c или с : b = b : а It was stipulated to divide a segment of a straight line into two unequal parts.
  • 5.
    • Just three centuries later, an
    • Alexandrian mathematician and a follower of Pythagoras school Euclid described a geometrical way of harmonic division in his monumental work « The Elements »
  • 6.
    • In Europe it became known only in 1202 due to the works of the great Renaissance
    • mathematician Fibonacci.
    • In his book ‘Liber Abaci’, he described a number line consequently called
    • Fibonacci’s Line :
    • 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144 …
  • 7.
    • The number equal to the sum of the two previous ones correlates to the bigger of the numbers so as a big number correlates to the smaller one.
    144 : 89 = 89 : 55 = 1,618
  • 8. Being a great artist and a talented mathematician and engineer, Leonardo noticed the correlation between some separate parts of a human body and many of these correlations are similar to those of divided segments.
  • 9.
    • His contemporary
    • Lucas Pacioli called
    • the correlation
    • « The Divine proportion »
    • and his book
    • « De Divina Proportione »
    • published in 1509 was
    • devoted to his investigation.
    Here it is, tangible and exact, put in numbers beauty measure!
  • 10.
    • The mathematical standard of harmony and the artistic standard of beauty have been united into a single unit – the Golden Proportion.
  • 11.
    • What can we say about searching for the universal truth in the sphere of human relations and in the sphere of ethics, esthetics and morality ?
  • 12.
    • There is a well-known moral thesis which was called Jesus Christ’s Golden Rule goes as follows:
    • « Treat people the way you would like to be treated » .
  • 13.
    • The Golden Rule can estimate objective social relations in every aspect of life, from interpersonal to international ones.
  • 14.
    • Obviously, the application of The Golden Section and the Golden Rule principles will be the basis for harmonic development of humankind!