On Experience (Little Books on Big Themes)

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The Genesis of a Humanist Manifesto by Edwin H. This was to be accomplished through the study of the studia humanitatis, today known as the humanities: grammar, rhetoric, history, poetry and moral philosophy. [62] As a program to revive the cultural – and particularly the literary – legacy and moral philosophy of classical antiquity, Humanism was a pervasive cultural mode and not the program of a few isolated geniuses like Rabelais or Erasmus as is still sometimes popularly believed. [63] Secular humanism is a comprehensive life stance or world view which embraces human reason, metaphysical naturalism, altruistic morality and distributive justice, and consciously rejects supernatural claims, theistic faith and religiosity, pseudoscience, and superstition. [64] [65] It is sometimes referred to as Humanism (with a capital H and no qualifying adjective).

Maxims Minimus: Reflections in Microstyle

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This theory, which says that the obvious conclusion of the trend of scientific discovery is that God is most likely man's creation, an attempt to know the unknowable, was called "humanism" by those first realized the implications of this insight. It seems unobscure that the species of human freedom endorsed here precludes, at the very least, an immediate movement from ontology to ethics, from the "is" to the "ought," without the intermediate operation of our functionally ultimate valuation -- thus affirming, in part, Sartre�s claim: "Ontology itself cannot formulate ethical precepts."

Lectures on Anthropology (The Cambridge Edition of the Works

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These include the great German masters Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann; the Polish poet of the piano Frédéric Chopin; the French genius Hector Berlioz; and the greatest pianistic showman in history, the Hungarian composer Franz Liszt. Rationalism commits the liberated individual to reason even if it is uncomfortable. In other words, self-determination, as both growing ourselves and changing the world through the struggle to overcome the next obstacle, is as well the self-determination of the Idea.

Aporias (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

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One of the ‘advances’ of naturalistic spirituality is that we do not use our spirituality to make claims or rest parts of our spirituality upon those claims. The first, A Humanist Manifesto (1933) was primarily written by Raymond Bragg with 34 co-signers and published in the May/June 1933 issue of the Ne... There is this in common between art and morality, that in both we have to do with creation and invention. Again, in his self-reliant judgment, in his critical spirit, in his mental independence, Dante exhibits intellectual traits which we recognize as belonging rather to the modern than to the medieval man.

The Possible Influence of Montaigne's "Essais" on Descartes'

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The Community for Human Development, launched in 1981, is a social and cultural organisation that works for nonviolence through simultaneous social and personal transformation i.e. through the transformation of the structures of society and the way that individuals act in the world. The Visconti of Milan claimed that Salutati’s pen had done more damage than 'thirty squadrons of Florentine cavalry.'” [20] Contrary to a still widely current interpretation that originated in Voigt's celebrated contemporary, Jacob Burckhardt [21] and which was adopted wholeheartedly, especially by those moderns calling themselves "humanists" [22]

, most specialists do not now characterize Renaissance humanism as a philosophical movement, nor in any way as anti-Christian or even anti-clerical.

What Does That Mean?: Exploring Mind, Meaning, and Mysteries

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The problem is that respect shown in this way seems to please neither the religious people being criticized nor humanist allies anxious not to criticize at all. Medieval Christianity practised an allegorical rebirth wherein the fallen soul was restored to its former state via baptismal rebirth, in which the unregenerate, fallen humanity was figuratively washed from the soul by baptismal waters, thereby revealing the true inner being of man.

The Mysteries of Consciousness: Essays on Spacetime,

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This means not caring if others might misunderstand and think we have given up reason. Drawing on the pioneering work of William James and John Dewey, Maslowís work on peak experiences located the essence of religious feeling in personal psychological experiences. While in Liege he comes across Cicero's Pro Archia. To be fair, Butler is aware of these problems, although she has never satisfactorily resolved them. Let us, for example, examine the two following cases, and you will see how far they are similar in spite of their difference.

A Treatise of Human Nature [with Biographical Introduction]

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This will help us bloom in a thousand flowers as a real movement, more than just an organization. Among the greatest adherents were Samuel Cowley, John Donne, George Herbert, Andrew Marvell, Abraham Cowley, Henry Vaughan, George Chapman, Edward Herbert, and Katherine Philips. Nor is there a cosmic lifeguard to save humanity from its self-destructive choices. Among those present from Greece at the Council of Florence were Archbishop (afterwards Cardinal) Bessarion, who presented to Venice his valuable collection of nine hundred volumes, also Gemistos Plethon, the celebrated teacher of Platonic philosophy, who subsequently relapsed into paganism.

Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind (Hellenistic Culture and

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There are some obvious voluntary connections between them but these connections are not compulsory for either to exist on it’s own. He strove to learn from Cicero and use his style in his own Latin writing. Identify what exactly must be changed, and all of what must be changed, in order to actually transcend capitalism. Secular humanists and revealed religious humanists primarily differ in their definition of religion and their positions on supernatural beliefs.

The Meaning of God in Human Experience: A Philosophic Study

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Ethics is autonomous and situational, needing no theological or ideological sanction. 4. These can be distilled down to, which path to take, a pro-Beijing one that will curtail individual freedoms to an uncertain extent, but nothing that cannot be handled, or, that of opposition to the pro-Beijing administration under Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying that has so far only resulted in a stalemate in the various facets of development of Hong Kong, from political to economic. Give them reasons to choose you: Ask yourself the question, “Why should we choose you?”.