In what ways is it evident that Renaissance ideals are still influential today...In what ways is it evident that Renaissance ideals are still influential today, and to what extent have we deviated...

In what ways is it evident that Renaissance ideals are still influential today...

In what ways is it evident that Renaissance ideals are still influential today, and to what extent have we deviated from these ideals in our modern world?<?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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We have inherited many ideas from the Renaissance. The idea of humanism comes to mind. It is important for everyone to know a little culture. These ideas are why we teach art and music in school (or we used to, before No Child Left Behind and the budget issues), have taxpayer supported museums and theaters, and taxpayer supported funding for the arts.
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besure77 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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The Renaissance was time when intellectualism flourished. It was also a great time for appreciation of all forms of art. I think that this is still influential today because many people cherish these types of things and find them to be very important.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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You will receive many discussion point from this central issue.  I think you will have to sort them out for yourself in order to assess one that strikes at the heart of what you seek.  The belief in scientific progress and rational thought is still present in our world today.  We are a world that prizes research and development, seeking to enhance conditions of life in as many forms as possible.  I would also suggest that the Renaissance's belief in transformation of consciousness from what is to what can be is a spirit that is extremely potent in the advancement of information technology.  The internet and growth of the computer industry are intensely Renaissance concepts in their beliefs in stressing the ability to improve the human condition and their faith in human endeavor.

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