A “throwback” to classic culture and classic thought (Greeks and Romans). CLASSICISM (1660-1798). CLASSICISTS THOUGHT OF THE WORLD AS HAVING A RIGID AND STERN STRUCTURE. Classicists believed: nature and human nature could be understood by reason and thought.
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A “throwback” to classic culture and classic thought (Greeks and Romans).CLASSICISM (1660-1798)
Classicists believed: nature and human nature could be understood by reason and thought.
Classicists believed that “nature was, a self-contained machine, like a watch, whose laws of operation could be rationally understood.”
TRUTH IS IN THE MIND AND NOT IN THE HEART
Man is inherently bad; he needs to be restrained. Society is the tool by which to restrain man because it’s organized and rational.