Enlightenment Rhetorics

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Enlightenment Rhetorics

  1. 1. Enlightenment Rhetoric: The Age of Reason GiambattistaVicoOn the Study Methods of Our Time & John Locke Human Understanding
  2. 2. Enlightenment Thinking• Reject superstition• Sought truth through use of reason• Viewed world from secular, human centered perspective• Embraced humanism• Limitlessness in knowledge – revolutions in science and philosophy• Empiricism• Experimental method• A belief in human perfectibility through education and unlimited progress
  3. 3. DetailedExplanation ofthe System ofHumanKnowledge,1751
  4. 4. Diderot’s Encyclopedie
  5. 5. Phase 1: Rococo Style Jean-Antoine Watteau, Departure from Cythera, 1717
  6. 6. Jean-HonoreFragonard, TheLover Crowned,1771-1773
  7. 7. Phase 2: Neoclassicism Jacques-Louis David, The Oath of the Horatii, 1784
  8. 8. David, The Death of Socrates, 1787
  9. 9. Casper David Phase 3:Friedrich, RomanticismWandererabove theSea of Fog,1818

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