Structural Comparation of Mediaeval-Renaissance Era and Enlightenment-Modern Era Conceptual Models

structural diagram describing and comparing mediaeval/renaissance world view and enlighentment/modern world view

Category Changes From Mediaeval-Renaissance to Enlightenment-Modern Eras of Roman West

Mediaeval-Renaissance EraEnlightenment-Modern Era Discussion
Noun-oriented logicVerb-oriented logicFrom quantificational logic to algebraic geometry and calculus
Life as giftLife as actionEconomic transformation from gift-agricultural to profit-merchant economy
Action as edifyingAction as productiveCultural focus organized around saints to around inventor-explorers
Categorical alignmentTechnical outcomeMacrocosmic-microcosmic relationships replaced by concern for quantification of process outcomes
Behavior regulationMechanismPersonal asceticism vs. clock-work universe
Representation perspectivePerformance perspectiveReligious formalism, especially in art, superseded by impressionistic representations
Reality as ontologically groundedExperience as operationally groundedMeaning results from making something real vs. Significance as evaluation of function
Semantic realizationSemantic constructionTruth claims based on experience are limited to formalized contexts
ExperienceExperimentDuring the renaissance validity was determined by ontology, in the modern era, validation is a result
Validation reference Validation reference Ritual activity as method for expressing the content of meaning vs. Ritual activity as investigation of potential values
Ritual activityRitual activityUncontrollability of alignments of cosmological categories (notions of luck) give way to unpredictable events and unintended consequences, in modern cosmology, a big bang
Stochastic information Stochastic informationUncontrollability of alignments of cosmological categories (notions of luck) give way to unpredictable events and uninteneded consequences, in modern cosmology, a big bang