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Modern Thought and Expression (1800-Present) - Chapter Summary
If you're looking for a new and exciting way to enhance your understanding of modern thought and expression, this chapter can help! Review a comprehensive overview of ideas and works from artists, scientists and philosophers who influenced political theory, art and social thought from 1800 to present day. Navigate lessons in this chapter in any sequence that will help you grasp modern thought and expression concepts. Test your knowledge by taking short quizzes and a chapter exam. Upon completion, you will understand the following:
- History of and influential figures in early modern rationalism
- Victorian thought and the influence of John Ruskin
- How John Stuart Mill contributed to the theory of utilitarianism
1. Early Modern Rationalism: Descartes & Leibniz
Consider what early rationalists thought about knowledge, the human mind, and the human body. Recognize how they differed from their empiricist counterparts and what meaning they gave to consciousness.
2. John Ruskin: Victorian Thought and Criticism
From his beginnings as a poet and painter to his status as one of Victorian England's foremost social critics, learn all about John Ruskin's influence on the worlds of art and economic structure.
3. John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism, Quotes and Theory
Join us for this analysis of nineteenth century British philosopher John Stuart Mill, whose radical political and ethical ideas based in utilitarianism have had a profound effect in the final frontier and on our current political landscape.
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