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C100 Themes & Terms Flashcards Drill yourself on this flashcard deck, identifying the Period and recalling the definition for each Theme or Term .
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Empiricism
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Empiricism: NeoClassical Knowledge that is observable and verifiable . Knowledge that is gained through the senses , not through books.
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Individualism/Self-Fashioning
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Individualism/Self-Fashioning: Renaissance Manipulating one’s public image to gain favor or popularity. Related to Humanism with the emphasis on Individualism and free will.
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Darwinism
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Darwinism: Realist The theory of evolution by way of natural selection , in which organisms adapt to their environment gradually over time.
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Balance
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Balance: Classical Aesthetics and values of harmony and symmetry in art and thought .
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Skepticism
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Skepticism: Neoclassical A form of critical thinking in which philosophers reach their conclusions based on reason , not prejudice or bias .
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Archetype
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Archetype: Foundations A character-type, image, or symbol that is found across cultures and eras . The “ hero ” is an archetype.
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Exoticism
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Exoticism: Romanticism A fascination with non-Western , non- Christian cultures, which European artists saw as being more free and sensual .
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Rationalism
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Rationalism: Neoclassical (also Renaissance) A philosophy that emphasized the role of reason as the key to knowledge and understanding.
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Myths
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Myths: Foundations These are stories that explain things like the origins of humanity and natural phenomena. They offer practical and spiritual wisdom and provide entertainment.
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Nature
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