The West learned many things from Arabian thinkers who had a much greater level of scientific success. Arabian astronomers invented instruments that used the stars to determine the absolute direction. They also made advance in chemistry and developed trigonometry and algebra (Chaddock 1). Many people during the Renaissance believed that science could explain the world better than any other way (Chaddock 2). Some humanist believed that after the Fall of Adam, God left the world incomplete and man had to restore his work.
The Enlightenment Era: All over the Map With the great leaps that were made in the areas of math and science during the 1600’s by such great names as Isaac Newton, a new era was ushered in called the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment predominated during the 18th century in England and France, although its ideals also held power in the rest of Europe and into America. Enlightenment thinkers borrowed their ideas of evidence-based rationality from Newton, who conducted his scientific experiments with a focus on evidence and concrete data. His focus was on the tangible natural world with an avoidance of the supernatural and unproven. (Kleiner 589) John Locke was also an important influence on Enlightenment thought as he focused on the goodness of the individual and his natural rights.
How did the The Industrial Revolution change the art world? During the Industrial Revolution the invention of the camera changed the art world forever. The ability to recreate images in perfect realism created many more options to artists. Photography became an art form in itself, as well as a “functioning tool for documenting the world.” (class lecture pg 1) Artists had been caught up in the realism movement and now felt they had to come up with new ways to express themselves. These feelings translated into the Romantic movement, which encouraged individualism, freedom, and emotion.
Blade Runner was released in 1982, in a period of rapid development in science, technology and commercialism. Even though the two texts are composed in a disparate medium and era, powerful ideas such as nature, knowledge, abuse of power, responsibility and morality, and technology are apparent throughout both texts, and will never lose their relevance with time. The influence of context is evident in both texts. Mary Shelley took her novel into new directions developing the first science fiction text during the Romantic era, but the influence of Romanticism as a way of perceiving the world is still seen throughout the text. During the 1800’s, there were many new scientific developments that sparked interest in the new fields that were opening up.
Interestingly, Louis became a patron of the arts, and greatly shaped France’s culture by emphasizing the importance of art and theater, climaxing with the Palace at Versailles. And through his iron fist rule over France, he was able to secure his power over people by limiting the power of the nobles. Therefore, Louis the 14th was a very good leader because he successfully expanded France’s economy, significantly strengthened his county’s military forces, and made many cultural achievements in France which unified the country, unlike previous French Monarchs. The trade and economy flourished in France with the help of Louis the 14th and his financial adviser, Jean Colbert. Colbert “wanted to manufacture everything France needed instead of relying on imports,”; this way France can become more self-sufficient and making its own money.
American Government was influenced greatly by the ideas of the Enlightenment. Enlightenment ideas helped open people’s minds to a new way of thinking and not to except the ways of the past. Many people spoke out towards their ideas during the Enlightenment, and many became well-known. Those same people helped influence the American Government. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution established the many ideas borrowed from the Enlightenment.
HUM 2249-46B Successes of the Enlightenment The Enlightenment was the time period in which the many cultural and social changes occurred due to the many thoughtful processes of reason and analysis. Not only that, but it promoted the scientific method, challenged ideas grounded in tradition, faith or superstition, and advocated the restructuring of governments and social institutions based on reason. Enlightenment philosophy also stressed that liberty and equality were natural human rights. Along with this, a unique twist of individualism rather than the traditional ways of thinking could be well-associated with the Age of Enlightenment. As a result, Jefferson, Montesquieu, Locke, and other members of the founding generation were deeply influenced by this 18th-century European intellectual movement.
The Scientific Revolution During the 1600’s to 1700’s, the western world was greatly influenced by science. Wonderful scientists such as Galileo, Isaac Newton, Copernicus, and William Harvey all played contributing roles during the Scientific Revolution. Not only did scientists have a large impact on the western world, but discoveries and inventions such as the study of astronomy and the invention of the telescope played important roles as well. In 1564, our world was changed due to the birth of one of the most well-known and influencial scientists, Galileo Galilei. Being the oldest of seven, he set out to learn about medicine and eventually found that he had a passion for arithmetic.
Europe gained many territories due to the advancements in technology. The four main causes of New Age Imperialism were political, economic, religious/humanitarian interests and also social Darwinism. Although they were both forced to modernize in similar ways, they were still very different. During new age imperialism china and japan were controlled by Britain to change in order to improve the advance their ways of life. Although they were both forced to change.
The Enlightenment ideas had an enormous influence on the outbreak of the French Revolution and the reforms in 1789, although many other things played a role in the outbreak of the revolu¬tion. It was an intellectual movement and it saw the emergence of new ideas concerning reason¬ing and rational thinking, in contrast to traditions and superstitions. The philosophers, who were a group of writers and thinkers that formed the core of the Enlightenment, supported the concepts of equality and tolerance within society and taught people not just to accept, but to question tra¬dition. One of the main and central principles of the philosophers of the eighteenth century was to apply rational analysis to all activities. The movement questioned and challenged