chapter 23 discussion board

Oct 21st, 2015
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Select one topic from the list below and post a grammatically correct short response (minimum of 250 words) in your own words that fully addresses the question(s) asked.

  1. Make a case for Descartes' proposition, "I think, therefore I am." Now make an equally convincing case against this proposition.
  2. Identify and explain the nature of each of Bacon's “four Idols” from his Novum Organum (Reading 23.1). How does the notion of an “idol” serve Bacon’s main purpose in writing this treatise?
  3. See Figure 23.10, Jan Vermeer, View of Delft. How is the artist’s fascination with light reflected in this painting? Do you find Baroque elements in the picture? Describe and explain using details from this chapter.
  4. According to Locke, the human mind at birth is a tabula rasa. What did he mean by this?
  5. What is genre painting? How did Dutch painting reflect the influence of “the new science”?

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