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Department
Sociology and Anthropology
Course
SOAN 2111
Professor
Linda Hunter
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 6: The Romantic­Conservative Reaction 09/29/2013 • Philosophy of the Enlightenment rooted through the 17  century • Rationalism, Empiricism were 2 main philosophical ideas of the time • Idea of the universe being governed by immutable laws, those of the society would be best by  controlling social, political environment • This would work as long as such control was ordered  • Basis for the intellectual movement of the 19 century • Tradition, imagination, feeling ad religion were regarded as natural and positive th • 19  century implied emotion and imagination, causing rival of religion, art and poetry • Group, community, nation were becoming important factors • Institutions were views as products of slow organic development • Rather than deliberate calculative ideas • Romantic movement varied in all counties throughout Europe • Enlightenment concepts of rational/mechanical world was rejected • The arts were wanting to freely express emotion and imagination • Break from the strict natures imposed onto them during the 18  C. o Ie. Music, poetry, philosophy, religion, etc. o Region: inner experience was embraced  o Philosophy: individual ability to free the mind creatively  Movement began with Rousseau and Hume • In attempts to free the mind from rationalistic/empiricist thinking • David Hume: agued: casualty is simply an idea • Rather replaced this paradigm of thinking by perusing more creati
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