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The Scientific method can be described as:
Empirical
It is based on experiment and observation, rather than theory.
Which of the following would best describe a spontaneous, unstructured, creative, passionate reaction to art or culture?
Dionysian
A detective who gathers clues in order to make sense of a crime is using which mode of study?
Inductive Reasoning
Working from the specific to the general in attempting to draw conclusions.
The study of the creative and intellectual contributions of human cultures.
Humanism
The creative and intellectual contributions of humankind. The Disciplines of the humanities include the formal arts (visual art, music, literature, theatre, cinema, dance, and architecture) and philosophy.
Humanities
Traditional stories of a people or culture that serve to explain some of the natural Phenomenon, the origin of humanity, or customs or religious rights.
Myths
the emblematic mythic characters, images, plot patterns, symbols, and buried assumptions shared across cultures.
Archetypes
Use of a symbol object , or image to represent something else (i.e. a concept or idea).
Symbolism
A figure of speech in which something is explained in terms of something else.
Metaphor
A myth or archetype (e.g. The Hero) that is present in all societies and cultures. Also known as a world myth.
Monomyth
A method of designing controlled experiments, gathering data, and developing and testing hypotheses about the natural world.
Scientific Method
An analytical, rational, objective reaction.
Apollonian Response
Thinking in a linear, step-by-step manner about ideas or problems.
Logic
A conception of what is artistically valid or beautiful in art, culture, or nature.
Aesthetics
A spontaneous, unstructured, creative, passionate reaction
Dionysian Response
A colorful, Image filled , metaphor - rich, use of language to describe art or life.
Figurative explanation
A study Derived from experiment and observation rather than theory.
Empirical Study
Congruity or compatibility of parts with on another and with the whole. The state of all elements being in perfect balance.
Harmony
The mythic quest in pursuit of some destination or goal whose attainment will lend greater meaning to life.
The Journey
Reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect).
Deductive Reasoning
An artistic medium that uses the motion picture as a vehicle for storytelling and other creative expression.
Cinema
Variation of the length and accentuation of a series of sounds or movements over time; in poetry, the arraignment of spoken words alternating stresses and unstressed elements.
Rhythm
a Philosophy which asserts that great happiness in life is found in avoiding pain.
Epicureanism
The Thousand- Year Period in European history from the fall of the Roman Empire to the dawn of the Renaissance.
Middle Ages
Greek term for platonic love.
Agape
A period in western History from the 14th though the 16th centuries, marked by a revival of interest in the culture of Greco-Roman Antiquity and a flourishing of artistic and intellectual achievement.
Renaissance
A mythic ceremony or ritual found in early societies designed to influence the behavior of deities or supernatural forces.
Sympathetic magic
Reasoning that assumes the truth of an idea can be validated by its practical outcome.
Pragmatic Reasoning
The Buddhist guide to life and peach and harmony including eight directives for living a "right" life.
The Eightfold Path
the basic element of music, also called a note; it is used to construct a melody.
Tone
The environment and context in which a creative work I set or takes place.
Setting
Archetypical figure of great strength and courage whose quest or journey is towards a goal or destination.
The Hero
Reasoning the proceeds from particular facts to a general conclusion.
Inductive Reasoning
Greek term for erotic love or lust
Eros
A style of paining that creates the optical illusion of three dimensionality.
Trompe l'oeil
Characteristics of a work of art that identify it with a particular artist, region, artistic movement, or historic period.
Style
The position of perspective from which something is viewed or related.
Point of View
The systematic propagation of information promoting a doctrine or cause.
Propaganda
Buddhist discipline that emphasizes selfless action on behalf of others.
Mahayana
The systematic investigation of fundamental questions concerning such as matters as existence, reality, consciousness, knowledge, truth, and justice.
Philosophy
The study of the moral values of an individual, group or culture.
Ethics
A method of designing controlled experiments, gathering data, and developing and testing hypotheses about the natural world.
Scientific Method
A challenge to or rejection of the orthodox doctrines of a religion or church.
Heresy
The science and art of designing buildings and other structures.
Architecture
A term describing an individual with broad knowledge and versatile talents spanning many intellectual and artistic disciplines.
Renaissance man
The branch of formal philosophy concerned with the nature and limits of human knowledge.
Epistemology
The combination of thesis and antithesis in the Hegelian dialectical process whereby a new higher level of truth is produced.
Synthesis
The Hero is an example of a mythic:
Archetype
The interplay of ____ and ___ determines weather an architectural work is worthy of the label "art"
Function and Form
Myths serve to explain:
Religious rites, Origin of humanity, and natural phenomena
What Term describes the pleasure that beauty inspires in humans?
Aesthetics
Aesthetic experience is:
Its own Justification
Which of the following describes a style of painting the creates the optical illusion of three dimensions?
Trompe L'oeil
The two major forms of drama are :
Tragic and comedy
"The anger of the crowd is a volcano waiting to erupt." This statement is an example of :
Metaphor
Drama as written work is a form of:
Literature
Moral philosophy is the study of:
Ethics
The basic rhythmic structure of a poem is called its:
Meter
How are humanities integral to the development of human cultures?
They Cultivate our facility with language, They nurture our capacity to think and reason, and they deepen our sense of the past
Jungian theory suggests that mythic archetypes get transmitted through:
The collective unconsciousness.
The humanities developed the distinction between ___ Love and ___ love.
Erotic and Platonic
Reasoning that proceeds from particular facts to a general conclusion is considered:
Inductive Reasoning
The revival of classical art happened during which period?
The Renaissance
Western and Eastern humanism shared which of the following characteristics?
A focus on practical wisdom and respect for a classic literary tradition.
Which of the following defines happiness as the avoidance of pain?
Epicureanism
Which of the following id a spontaneous, unstructured, creative, and passionate reaction to art or culture?
Dionysian response