11-19-08 - Com 204 Lecture 11-19-08 NO RECITATION THIS...

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Com 204 Lecture 11-19-08 NO RECITATION THIS WEEK! Modernism Falling Stars : Wishes Burnt out balls of gas and rock Storms : Electricity jumping through clouds Angry Gods (Zeus throwing lightning bolts) Eiffel Tower : Engineering Love Paris Modernism: a system of thought and reason; a way of: Thinking about the world Explaining the world Organizing the world *came about through many changes* Central Developments A) Enlightenment B) French Revolution C) Industrial Revolution D) Modernist Movement *quote from Kant (1784) Characteristics of the Enlightenment Reason and rational thinking as ruling principles Emancipation o Of thought from superstition (demystifying) o Of the individual from oppression (individualism) Emphasis on education and science Emphasis on state
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Industrial Revolution Textile industry Mass consumption Mass and standardized production enabled by machines and efficient organization Feeling of never-ending progress and acceleration
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course COMM 204 taught by Professor Boyd during the Winter '08 term at Purdue University.

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11-19-08 - Com 204 Lecture 11-19-08 NO RECITATION THIS...

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