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RENAISSANCE IDEAS & IDEALS: HUMANISM, CLASSICIMS, and INDIVIDUALSIMI.Thinking about the Renaissance: Ideas, Ideals, and Lived ExperienceII.HumanismIII.ClassicismIV.Individualism*** The 3 Building Blocks of the Renaissance: Humanism, Classicism, Individualism***I. Thinking about the Renaissance: Ideas, Ideals, and Lived Experience.•No firm dates, experts argue when the Renaissance actually begins. •Disconnected between ideas/ideals and lived experienceoThe ideals of the Renaissance is limited to a small group of the populationoFarmers and the majority of the population is still living normal, unglorious daily lives.•Historical emphasis on change, at the expense of continuity.oThere is more continuity than it appears•Historical emphasis on inevitability of the RenaissanceoNot everybody wanted of thought that the Renaissance would catch on.oHarkness’ example of the Internet•The problems with “Representative”oOne man cannot represent the entire Renaissance (though they can tell you a lot).II. Humanism***Harkness’ definition of Humanism is based on Oskar Kristeller’s understanding of Humanism.-Hum anism as a form of scholarship-Scholarship b as ed he avily on Rhetoric: sp e ech of public p ersuasion.