How can thinkers and philosophers bring about changes in Renaissance society?
The civic humanists where a group of humanist thinkers who felt that individuals were responsible for shaping their society through their actions. They felt that people should be involved in politics, as well as having a responsibility for educating themselves in history. They are an example of how a different way of thinking can lead to actions that eventually change the ways society, more specifically, people's roles in society can change.
Ideas of Note:
- Humanists were deeply religious. What changed was how they began to interpret religious beliefs.
- Humanists through was seen through the way they looked at education. The term Renaissance Man refers to someone who is interested in a wide range of subjects and is also skilled in a wide variety of activities. How does this reflect the beliefs behind humanist education
- Read P. 65, 67 & 69
- Notes ~ Thinkers & Society
- Think It Through P. 67
Write a list of five actions that you feel should be mandatory for individuals to be considered responsible citizens in each of the following situations:
• In your school
• In you community
• In the province of Alberta
• In Canada
• As global citizens