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The Arts and Royalty and Philosophers Debate Politics
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 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.

1-       Hobbes: text at http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/texts/hobbes/leviathan-contents.html; summary at http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hobbes-moral/; also http://jim.com/hobbes.htm

2-       Lo>http://www.thenagain.info/Classes/Sources/Locke-2ndTreatise.html; General background of the concept athttp://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/teachers/lesson_plans/pdfs/unit1_12.pdf

 

Listen to one (1) composition that demonstrates the qualities of the Baroque musical style. It may be from the Websites below. Identify your choice, and describe it by relating key terms from the textbook to your selection. Explain what you like or admire about the work. Compare it to a modern soundtrack or song that evokes a similar mood. 

·         Chapter 21 (pp. 707-710), Baroque music and composers; review the Week 1 “Music Folder” #1  

·         Monteverdi’s Orfeo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ll_u870PG8 (lyrics with translation: http://introtomusicdeanza.wordpress.com/class-resources/examples-baroque/)

·         Vivaldi’s "Spring" from Vivaldi: A Man For All Seasons at http://www.npr.org/2011/07/18/104868631/vivaldi-a-man-for-all-seasons andhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFHPRi0ZeXE (background and lyric translation at http://www.baroquemusic.org/vivaldiseasons.html)

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