Naturalism

Naturalism - 20:00 o Realism Emphasizes technique and some...

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20:00 o Realism Emphasizes technique and some philosophy Verisimilitude Objective point of view Slice of ordinary life Common Man o Naturalism (1890 – 1920) Emphasizes philosophy and some technique o Tries to show that man is controlled by something uncontrollable Pessimistic Determinism o You can’t control your own life Man as a victim of… External Forces Mechanistic – Newton o Forces of nature: Gravity – Centrifugal Force Socio-Economic – Marx o Born rich or poor Internal Forces Biological / Evolutionary – Darwin o How people are born big or small, ect. Psychological / Inner-self – Freud o Id Indifferent, even hostile universe
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Ignorance Man doesn’t learn from his experiences o A man said to the universe: “Sir, I exist!” “However,” replied the universe, “The fact has not been created in me a sense of obligation.” - S. Crane o “He was wonderful, but until tonight I had never known how wonderful.”
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course PHIL 160 taught by Professor Coakley during the Spring '11 term at Arizona.

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