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Unformatted text preview: Humanism Classical Humanism: Protagoras : Man is the measure of all things. Sophocles : Many are the wonders of the world, and none so wonderful as man. Ovid : ( Metamorphoses, Book 1): But something else was needed, a finer being, More capable of mind, a sage, a ruler, So Man was born, it may be, in Gods image . . . All other animals look downward; Man, Alone, erect, can raise his face toward Heaven.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Renaissance Humanism: Marsilio Ficino: (The Soul of Man) : Man not only rules the animals by force, he also governs, keeps, and teaches them. Universal providence belongs to God, who is the universal cause. Hence man who provides generally for all things, both living and lifeless, is a kind of god. Certainly he is the god of the animals, for he makes use of them all, rules them all, and instructs many of them. It is also obvious that he is the god of the elements, for he inhabits and cultivates many of them....
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2012 for the course HUM 201 taught by Professor David during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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