MIT4_607F09_lec02

MIT4_607F09_lec02 - he process from seeing shadows to...

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4.607 Thinking About Architecture: In History and at Present Instructor: Prof. Mark Jarzombek TA: Ana María León M: 9.30-12:30 LECTURE TWO: SEPT 21 Main Theme: Modernity A. What makes modern modern? How do we identify our modernity? Does modernity have a history? B. Subthemes: Alienation/utopia Retro/future Rupture. Is rupture real of ideological? C. Modernity as Metaphysics Metaphysics – What is it that unifies society in a post‐natural condition? D. Plato’s cave – rupture and reconstitution T T he principle of – and justification for – violence
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Unformatted text preview: he process from seeing shadows to seeing good Platos flute the maker and the user; the idea of Good The big picture: A socially complex, urban/village of makers and users governed by philosopher king A society that can only grow as a balance between needs and consumption MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 4.607 Thinking About Architecture: In History and at Present Fall 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms ....
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