The Search For Meaning Through Culture

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“The Search for Meaning Through Culture”
Chapter 1: Public Declaration A manifesto according to dictionary.com is “a public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives, as one issued by a government, sovereign, or organization. ("The Definition of Manifesto.")” Humanities manifesto would be “To broaden the knowledge of the arts, music, and literature of Western culture to the youth.” There are 6 main objectives. The first objective is to be able to demonstrate an understanding on major works in art, music, and Western literature (James Larner, Marcia Eppich-Harris, Annie Loechle, James Johnston, and Jeffrey Nelson.). Through this first objective the youth will be able to have a deeper understanding on the present as a product of the past. The second objective is to recognize and then be able to describe major cultural and intellectual movements of the periods being covered in humanities. Then to be able to synthesize them with the art, music, and Western literature (James Larner, Marcia Eppich-Harris, Annie Loechle, James Johnston, and Jeffrey Nelson.). Through the second movement the youth will have the chance to have intellectual conversations with different cultures and to adults. The third objective is to have the youth understand the present as it mediates through the past; vise versa (James Larner, Marcia Eppich-Harris, Annie Loechle, James Johnston, and Jeffrey Nelson.). This objectives purpose is to let the youth appreciate where we are now as a…

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