Perez Notes - 8/26/11 Friday Painting by Rafael in 1570....

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8/26/11 Friday Painting by Rafael in 1570. School of Athens. Reflects early modern 16 th C reminisce of thinking. 2 principle figures Plato modeled after where Da Vinci and Aristotle. Aristotle Plato’s student in Athens. Seek knowledge of natural causes. Plato points to theory of forms, abstract realm of forms. Aristotle point to concrete reality of this world. Holding the Tamaus (Plato’s book). Aristotle holding Ethics. Aristotle focuses on natural philosophy. Greek world. School of Athens. Greek world much larger than Athens. World of competing city- states. Most important development on thinking happened in Turkey and South Italy. Pythagoreans- cult of religion. Secret brotherhood. Notion of mathematical patterns behind visible reality. Mathematical tradition. Greek have geometric tradition. Plato influenced by Pythagoreans. Plato establishes school and Athens becomes center of school called Academy. Let no one ignorant of geometry enter here. Physical world is a bad copy of ideal world of forms. Geometry, in Plato’s Temaus, he talks about geometry and origin of
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course HISTORY 322D taught by Professor Hunt during the Fall '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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