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humanism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Philosophy
humanismhu‧man‧is‧m /ˈhjuːmənɪzəm/ noun [uncountable]  1 RPthe belief that human problems can be solved through science rather than religion2 Humanismhumanist noun [countable]humanistic /ˌhjuːməˈnɪstɪk◂/ adjective
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humanismIt is the irreconcilable contradiction inevitable in humanism because of its false assumptions in constructing a world-view.I suggest that it is humanism - both religious and secular - that is the dominant philosophical adversary.It is nothing less than the crisis of humanism as a religion being played out in economic life.Avignon was undoubtedly the starting-point of humanism and, with it, the Renaissance.This context is essential to the understanding of humanism, one of the fundamental aspects of Western thought.Renaissance humanism preached respect for the greatness of the human being as an individual: it stressed personal intelligence and ability.Renaissance humanism was marked by such reading, such continual conversation.I would regard Fanon's humanism otherwise.
HumanismHumanismthe study during the Renaissance of the ideas of the ancient Greeks and Romans humanism
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