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HIS 4b Lecture 5 Neo-Platonism and Renaissance Art

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Unformatted text preview: 1-22Neo-Platonism and Renaissance Art• Heroic Age of Humanism (1350-1450)• early humanism• 3 characteristics• focus on the individual and individual experience• emphasis on rhetoric• emphasis on school curriculum which focusses on people acting in the world• activity in world• do not see themselves as challenging the church• Bruni• leader of Florence• if your an active citizen in your city, then it flourishes• city should be defended by its citizen• they learn civic duty• a symbiotic relationship• create schools• 7 liberal topics • rhetoric, logic, grammar, music, astronomy, geometry, philosophy • need training in a variety of topics to be able to be fluid• 2 systems of thought• Aristotle• rejected in medieval ages• things in the world are real, we can see the principle behind them progressively• you can use this world to understand/analyze the universe• Plato• switch to PLato when they give up on Aristotle• Asystematic Philosophy• humanism (how important our life is) being joining with Plato (this world is fake)• 2 antagonistic things being joined together• Neo-Platonism (1450)• Plato...
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