The Beginning Of The Humanities Sequence

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Since the beginning of the Humanities sequence, numerous themes have been expressed through various pieces of art and literature. A few of these themes have been so prevalent that they have flourished throughout the entire sequence of humanities classes. One of the major themes in particular is the idea of truth and where people have found truth in society. Some believe that truth comes from religion and higher powers, while others believe that knowing as many angles of a certain idea gains knowledge and achieves truth. Over history, truth has developed from an absolute truth to a scientific and existential truth. During the pre-modern world sequence, it was apparent that truth was validated by the use of religion and top members of society. This was shown through the work Hymn to the Aten. Egyptian people followed the Aten since he gave them a sense of purpose. At the time in history, religion was a major focus point in society and their lives. That pharaoh that is depicted in the picture was seen as the shining spirit of Aten. The pharaoh gained his knowledge through God which he then passed to his people. The Egyptians agreed on the fact that Aten provided truth since it was directly to the pharaoh through God. However, the weakness in this was that everyone believed the pharaoh to be true, which allowed the pharaoh to have absolute power over his people. A second piece of work during this time period was the work created by Plato called Allegory of the Cave. In this
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