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Use this 16th and 17th Century History and Western Heritage video entitled New Directions in Thought and Culture to study how new intellectual directions in the 16th century brought to fruition trends in science, technology, and philosophy that began with the Renaissance. Learn how they replaced the medieval concept of scholasticism that concentrated on past achievements with a forward-looking emphasis on nature. Learn about how the impact of the Scientific Revolution was soon felt among a wider range of intellectuals and writers in literature, which sought to entertain; philosophy, which sought to answer; and politics, which sought to act and explain.

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