ALL WORK MUST INCLUDE IN-TEXT CITATIONS AND REFERENCES AND BE SUBJECTED TO PLAGERISM CHEKERS
“The Arts and Royalty; Philosophers Debate Politics” Please respond to one (1) of the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:
- In this week’s readings, a dispute in the French royal court is
described about whether Poussin or Rubens was the better painter. Take a
painting by each, either from our book or a Website below, and compare
them and explain which you prefer. There is another conflict between the
playwright Moliere and a well-born Parisian; Louis XIV stepped in.
Explain how Louis XIV used the various arts and his motives for doing
so. Identify one (1) example of a modern political leader approaching
the arts this way.
- The philosophers Thomas Hobbes and John Locke disagreed on the
understanding of political authority, with Locke taking what is commonly
called the “liberal” view. Choose a side (be brave perhaps; take a side
you actually disagree with). Using the writings of each given in our
class text or at the Websites below, make your case for the side you
chose and against the other side. Identify one (1) modern situation in
the world where these issues are significant.
The Arts and Royalty
- Chapter 23 (pp. 742-755); Rubens; Poussin; Moliere; royalty using the arts; review the Week 2 “Music Folder”
- Rubens and Poussin at http://www.visitmuseums.com/exhibition/from-baroqu… and http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/bio/p/poussin/bio…
Philosophers Debate Politics
- Chapter 24 (pp. 776-7; 803-805)
- Hobbes: text at http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/texts/hobbe…; summary at http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hobbes-moral/; also http://jim.com/hobbes.htm
- Locke: text at http://www.thenagain.info/Classes/Sources/Locke-2n…; General background of the concept at http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/teachers/lesson_p…