3. September 3 - Renaissance Ideas & Ideals, Humanism, Classicism, and Individualism

3. September 3 - Renaissance Ideas & Ideals, Humanism, Classicism, and Individualism

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RENAISSANCE IDEAS & IDEALS: HUMANISM, CLASSICIMS, and INDIVIDUALSIM I. Thinking about the Renaissance: Ideas, Ideals, and Lived Experience II. Humanism III. Classicism IV. 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 experience o The ideals of the Renaissance is limited to a small group of the population o Farmers and the majority of the population is still living normal, unglorious daily lives. Historical emphasis on change , at the expense of continuity. o There is more continuity than it appears Historical emphasis on inevitability of the Renaissance o Not everybody wanted of thought that the Renaissance would catch on. o Harkness’ example of the Internet The problems with “Representative” o One 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 based he avily on Rhetoric: speech of public persuasion. -
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3. September 3 - Renaissance Ideas & Ideals, Humanism, Classicism, and Individualism

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