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Unformatted text preview: Part 1: The Baroque Age CH. 25-27 12/05/2008 18:02:00 1) Scientific Revolutions and Social Values in the Baroque Age A) Francis Bacon (1620 – p857) “New Method” • Science Separate from religion o Old Way – uncritical, untested beliefs o New Way – critical, individual cases to generalizations • Obstacles ( 4 idols) to scientific research: uncritical thinking, closed mindedness o Idols of the Tribe : human nature = faulty o Idols of the Cave : (Plato’s Cave) personal prejudices o Idols of the Market Place : popular ideas as prejudicial o Idols of the Theater : Academic ideas (PhD’s) as prejudicial B) Descarte (1596-1650, pg 858) • “ I think therefore I am”= I can be certain of one thing in the universe: I exist! o Humanism vs Theology as absolute C) Locke (1632-1704), pg904) “Concerning Human Understanding” • Human Mind as a "Blank Slate” • Empiricism : all ideas come from the senses (no supernatural?) and reflection in the mind • Test : think of something you’ve never heard, smelled, or tasted? • Effects on Science : all theories must reside in the physical world for testing and applications D) ← ← ← 12/05/2008 18:02:00 ← D. Visual Arts • Caravaggio, “The Call of St Matthew” o (815): promotes emotional faith • Gentileschi, “Judith Slaying Holofernes” o (p 819): faith = good over evil. Anti-male? ← 3. Bernini, “Davis” (811, C/C Michelangelo) • victory = simple faith, loyalty to God = Catholic ← ← E. Architecture • Bernini, Piazza of St. Peter’s Basilica (804): o grandiose, nostalgic. Content: sculptures of saints = guardians of the grandiose, nostalgic....
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2008 for the course HUM 2230 taught by Professor Jordan during the Summer '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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Part 1-HUM2230 - Part 1 The Baroque Age CH 25-27 18:02:00 1...

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