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Unformatted text preview: 1-17Early Humanism ca 1325 - ca 1423 Medieval Thought, Reason, Synthesis, Logic emphasizes human ability to use reason the supreme capacity of a human being is the use of reason use your reason to understand everything thats important (God) looking for universal principles the big picture, not details Aristotle revived explains how the material things of the world work problem: not a christian thinker (pagan) those in the Church want to ban him Aquinas synthesizes Aristotle into Christian thought made a saint upon his death Rejection eventually people who disagree with Aristotle cant use reason to characterize things, then youre just being arbitrary categories are just names furniture nominalism: you dont know if when youre using your reasoning youre reaching god a type of thought which denies that you can reason beyond your sense perceptions creating names is a purely arbitrary exercise (why are they that way?) creating names is a purely arbitrary exercise (why are they that way?...
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