Golden Section and Golden rule - in search of absolute truthPresentation Transcript
The work on the project « The S ecret of The G old en S ection» Creative works of students
Many generations of philosophers have been searching for « absolute truth » , which has been interpreted as some universal standard.
Leonardo da Vinci Pythagoras
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.
a : b = b : c или с : b = b : а It was stipulated to divide a segment of a straight line into two unequal parts.
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 »
In Europe it became known only in 1202 due to the works of the great Renaissance
In his book ‘Liber Abaci’, he described a number line consequently called
Fibonacci’s Line :
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
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.
Lucas Pacioli called
« 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!
The mathematical standard of harmony and the artistic standard of beauty have been united into a single unit – the Golden Proportion.
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 ?
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 » .
The Golden Rule can estimate objective social relations in every aspect of life, from interpersonal to international ones.
Obviously, the application of The Golden Section and the Golden Rule principles will be the basis for harmonic development of humankind!