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?<?
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.
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.