(HUM101 -Orgns Wstrn Cultre) Final Exam

(HUM101 -Orgns Wstrn Cultre) Final Exam - I. A Theme...

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I. A Theme Throughout the Course [200 words] (80 points) * Points Received 80 out of 80 Great ! Select one of the following themes or ideas, and trace the development of that theme throughout the course (systems of religious belief, artistic representation, literary reflections, powerful rulers or government, ideas about human nature and worth). You need to include in our answer references that span our entire course. In essence, your response needs to run from the study of early Mesopotamia to the late Middle Ages. You should think in terms of at least five key examples . Greek Philosophy (600 – 300 B.C.) * Greek philosophers were rationalist emphasizing the human mind. They spent time figuring out the relationship between the material world and the mental experience. -Socrates (469-399 B.C.) thought individuals never do wrong knowingly, all a persons morally wrong actions come from ignorance. Being a good person means knowing what good actions are. The more you know, the better you will act. He said people should be more concerned about the soul rather than the body. Roman Philosophy (800 – 400 A.D.) * The most important philosophy in Rome was Stoicism. Stoics expressed virtue to be top priority for human happiness. The body and it’s emotions were insignificant -Epicurus (341-270 A.D.) was a Hedonist who said the goal in life is the pursuit of pleasure. This is the foundation of Epicureanism. He believed the best pleasures are included in a simple life with moderate physical pleasures. Middle Age Philosophy (400 – 1400 A.D.) * Philosophy in the Middle Ages was war-torn
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course HUMANITIES HUM101 taught by Professor Kallis during the Spring '10 term at Strayer.

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(HUM101 -Orgns Wstrn Cultre) Final Exam - I. A Theme...

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