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HUMA 3000 Set 1

Exploration in Humanities Information through Midterm (SP13)

Humanism The idea or belief that humans have value, dignity, and rights in and of themselves, that human nature, its interests, developments are significant.
Values Preferences -- the generate behavior. They are the reasons why people do what they do and in what order they choose to do them. They are qualities imposed by humans upon themselves and the world around them.
Motto "I am a woman; nothing human is alien to me."
Humanities The complex of interrelated disciplines employed in the critical study of values, of what constitutes or has constituted worth, meaning, and significance in human experience.
Culture The totality of ideas, beliefs, skills, arts, and behavior patterns of a group or community, transmitted by experience, training, and education. Human culture is prehistoric in origins, beginning more than two and a half million years ago.
Civilization A collective society marked by an advanced development in crafts, arts, and the division of labor, and by a corresponding social, economic, political, and cultural complexity. Begins with cities (ca. 7700 BCE).
Individualism The idea or belief that the integrity and interests of the individual are or ought to be paramount importance in civilized society.
Self-consciousness The awareness or perception of oneself as an individual, of one's particular existence, thoughts, or actions.
Conscience The personal recognition of the moral or ethical quality of one's ideas, motives, and actions.
Rationalism The idea or belief that reason ought to prevail in human affairs.
Empiricism The idea or belief that material experience is the chief and best source of knowledge.
Skepticism The idea or belief that inquiry and learning ought to be a process of questioning and doubting, requiring all "facts," ideas, and beliefs to be well supported by evidence and logic.
Realism 1) The idea or belief that physical objects, the material world, exist independently of perception; 2) In art, the idea or belief that objects, people, and events ought to be represented as they actually are.
Idealism 1) The idea or belief in the perfection of things, envisioning things in a perfected, consummate form; 2) The idea or belief that the ultimate reality and thus true knowledge lie in a realm that transcends material sense experience.
Emancipation The idea or belief that a person or persons ought to be free of undue restraint, authority, oppression, or bondage.
Primitivism The idea or belief that a simpler, less sophisticated or complex, form of life and society (usually ascribed to some time in the past) is more desirable, more fulfilling, more "authentic" than contemporary life and social conditions.
Aesthetics The branch of philosophy that deals with the concept of beauty.
Analytic approach to art Isolates the work as a formal entity, so as to discern and examine its components and elements, their relationships to each other and their contributions to the whole.
Synthetic approach to art Views the work of art against the background of historical and cultural context.
Universe age 13.73 billion years old
Universe size 93 billion light-years across
Created by: corange