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04-13-09 Notes - Literary Expressions of Skeptical Culture...

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The New Skepticism in Early Modern European Thought Intellectual Culture after the Renaissance and Reformation New Skepticism: Questioning Claims for Absolute Truth Elite Culture vs. Popular Culture Fear of Witches and the Obsession with Witchcraft Mannerism and Baroque Art: Distorted Shapes, Use of Color Contrasts with Renaissance Art El Greco (1541-1614), Rubens (1577-1640), Bernini (1598-1680) Baroque Culture and the Catholic Reformation Skeptical Tendencies 1. Response to Religious Conflicts Desire for Tolerance, Interest in Scientific Answers 2. Synthesis of Renaissance and Reformation Ideas Humans have Free Will, Individuals are Alone
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Unformatted text preview: Literary Expressions of Skeptical Culture Montaigne (1533-1592): Skeptical View of Cultural Truths Concerns about Religious Violence, Essays (1580) Individuals and Truth, Relativism? Contingency, Change New Conception of Autonomous Selfhood Cervantes (1547-1616) and Human Limits Experiences of Captivity and Poverty Don Quixote (1605), Sancho Panza Conflicts and Limits of Idealism and Realism Shakespeare (1564-1616) and Ambiguity The Loss of Certainty Tragic Perspectives: Hamlet , Macbeth , King Lear Challenges to Order and Meaning Search for Alternatives: Science and Rationalism...
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course HIST 151151 taught by Professor Kramer during the Spring '09 term at UNC.

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