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Renaissance And Humanism In The Middle Ages And Renaissance

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The Middle Ages and Renaissance where microcosms apart in every aspect of human life with the “Renaissance” literally means “awakening” or “rebirth”. In areas of art, tools such as perspective, realism, and individualism showed the great leap in creativity during the Renaissance. Likewise, the worldly individual, or the “Renaissance Man”, was an improvement over the ignorant, spiritual man of the middle Ages. Also, the revival of classical learning and education that occurred in the Renaissance was the exact opposite of the suppression of learning during the Middle Ages compared to the renaissance philosophy of humanism that emphasize the potential of individual achievement and stipulating that humans were rational beans capable of truth and goodness. The amount of unique advances made in the Renaissance in all areas cannot be paralleled by the progress set forth during the Middle Ages. So if I had the opportunity to be transferred back in time and I can only choose between the renaissance and the Middle Ages, The renaissance would be my first choice, with such philosophies as humanism, neoclassicism sought to reconcile humanism with Christianity, to blend the teachings of Plato and other ancient philosophers with the teachings of the Church. Neo-Platonism flourished throughout Italy as the primary philosophy by which artists rationalized their more secular works. We're on the other hand Middle Ages had to deal with the reality of feudalism, a combined economic and social
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