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mr young 12.4

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romanticism
an intellectual movement that emerged at the end of the 18th century in reaction to the ideas of the enlightenment; it stressed feelings, emotion, and imagination sources of knowing
Ludwig von Beethoven
composer of the romantic era
wrote the 3rd symphony
Louis Pasteur
Frenchman who proposed the germ theory of disease
secularization
indifference or rejection of religion in the affairs of the world
Charles Darwin
promoted the idea that humans are material human beings who are part of the natural world
organic evolution
the principle set forth by Charles Darwin that every plant or animal has evolved, or changed, over a long period of time from earlier, simpler form of life to more complex forms
Natural selection
the principle set forth by Charles Darwin that some organisms are more adaptable to the environment than others; in popular terms, "survival of the fittest"
realism
mid-nineteenth century movement that rejected romanticism and sought to portray lower and middle class life actually as it was
Charles Dickens
huge success with novels that showed the realities of life for the poor in the early industrial age