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Renaissance –
HUMANISM
“the official philosophy of the Renaissance”
Social 9
Humanism
Rediscovery of
man as an
individual
Balance between religious
faith (from heart) &
reason (from brain)
(What)
Before the Renaissance
(Why)
How did Medieval scholars think?
People are sinners () !
People should concentrate on getting into
heaven
Purpose of learning =
understand God’s will
During the Renaissance
(Why)
How did humanist artists/writers think?
Stressed importance of humans in present
world
Cared about the individual
Every person has dignity and worth, deserves
respect
Purpose of learning = achieve a happy life
Live life to the fullest (enjoy it )
Better yourself now (don’t wait for heaven)
Who?
Leonardo da Vinci
Michelangelo
How?
Their paintings &
sculptures look
like real people
Who?
Dante
Shakespeare
How?
Portray people as real
Show human nature
Show people’s ideals & mistakes
Realistic and critical of human beings
Humorous
Impacts of Humanism
(What?) 5 ways it has shaped our world
Religion – Martin Luther convinced people
that every individual should be able to read
the bible
Government – our political system is based
on the idea that individuals should be able
to vote
Freedom – Charter of Rights states that
every individual has rights
Impacts of Humanism
(What?) 5 ways it has shaped our world
Education – Our public schools believe
that every individual has the right to be
educated
Arts – Every artist can express him/herself
as an individuals