Literature, Art, Humanities

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  1. The study of moral values of an individual, group, or culture
    Ethics
  2. The science and art of designing buildings and other structures
    Architecture
  3. A change of position, location, or timeframe
    Movement
  4. The systematic investigation of fundamental questions concerning such matters as existence, reality, consciousness, knowledge, truth and justice
    Philosophy
  5. The study of the creative and intellectual contributions of human cultures
    Humanism
  6. The position or perspective from which something is viewed or related
    Point of view
  7. A study derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
    Empirical Study
  8. The branch of formal philosophy concerned with the nature and limits of human knowledge
    Epistemology
  9. The hero's journey archetype that appears in all cultures
    Monomyth
  10. The emblematic mythic characters, images, plot patterns, symbols, and buried assumptions shared across cultures
    Archetypes
  11. The combination of thesis and antithesis which produces a new and higher level of truth
    Synthesis
  12. Reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
    Deductive Reasoning
  13. The environment and context in which a creative work is set or takes place
    Setting
  14. A philosophy which asserts that the greatest happiness in life is found in avoiding pain
    Epicureanism
  15. The cultural movement of the Renaissance based on Greek and Roman classic literature that emphasized the dignity, worth and rationality of humankind
    Classical Humanism
  16. Reasoning that assumes the truth of an idea can be validated by its practical outcome
    Pragmatic reasoning
  17. Set of facts or circumstances that surround a work of art and help us determine and clarify its meaning
    Context
  18. A term describing an individual with broad knowledge and versatile talents spanning many intellectual and artistic disciplines
    Renaissance Man
  19. Use of symbol, object, or image to represent something else (concept or idea)
    Symbolism
  20. A spontaneous, unstructured, creative, passionate reaction
    Dionysian Response
  21. The thousand-year period in European history from the fall of the Roman Empire to the dawn of the Renaissance
    Middle Ages
  22. Greek term for erotic love or lust
    Eros
  23. An artistic medium that uses the motion picture as a vehicle for story telling and other creative expression
    Cinema
  24. The basic element of music, also called a note; used to construct melody
    Tone
  25. A conception of what is artistically valid or beautiful in art, culture, or nature
    Aesthetics
  26. Reasoning that proceeds from particular facts to a general conclusion
    Inductive Reasoning
  27. A mythic ceremony or ritual found in early societies designed to influence the behavior of deities or supernatural forces
    Sympathetic Magic
  28. Congruity or compatibility of parts with one another and with the whole; the state of all elements being in perfect balance
    Harmony
  29. They mythic quest in pursuit of some destination or goal whose attainment will lend greater meaning to life
    The Hero's Journey
  30. Employment of evocative images in works of art, especially poetry and literature, where words can summon up "mental pictures" for the reader
    Imagery
  31. A style of painting that creates the optical illusion of three dimensionality
    Trompe l'oeil
  32. Traditional stories of a people or culture that serve to explain some natural phenomenon, the origin of humanity, or customs or religious rites
    Myths
  33. A challenge to or rejection of the orthodox doctrines of a religion or church
    Heresy
  34. The creative and intellectual contributions of humankind
    Humanities
  35. A colorful, image-filled, metaphor-rich use of language to describe art or life
    Figurative explanation
  36. An experience of beauty that inspires a feeling of pleasure which is its own justification
    Aesthetic Experience
  37. The systematic propagation of information promoting a doctrine or cause
    Progpaganda
  38. Characteristics of a work of art that identify it with a particular artist, region, artistic movement, or historic period
    Style
  39. Thinking in a linear, step-by-step manner about ideas or problems
    Logic
  40. Greek term for platonic love
    Agape
  41. The Buddhist guide to a life of peace and harmony including eight directives for living a "right" life
    the Eightfold Path
  42. A figure of speech in which something is explained in terms of something else
    Metaphor
  43. A period in Western history, from the 14th through the 16th centuries, marked by a revival of interest in the culture of Greco-Roman antiquity and a flourishing of artistic and intellectual achievement
    Renaissance
  44. An analytical, rational, objective reaction
    Apollonian Response
  45. Variation of the length and accentuation of a series of sounds or movements over time; in poetry, the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements
    Rhythm
  46. A method of designing controlled experiments, gathering data, and developing and testing hypotheses about the natural world
    Scientific Method
  47. Buddhist discipline that emphasizes the selfless action on behalf of others
    Mahayana

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