humanism humanism  /ˈhju mə ˌnɪ zəm/


  1. (n) the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
  2. (n) the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
  3. (n) the cultural movement of the Renaissance; based on classical studies


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  1. So humanism has not traditionally included women.
  2. Infinite Jest: David Foster Wallace's marathon send-up of humanism at the end of its tether is worth the effort.
  3. Faced with the globalized inhumanity that is burning the 21st century, Kouchner is introducing a new humanism without geographical or political borders.


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    Please login to view the requested resource. Are Christians living in exciting times? Humanism is dying and the opportunity lies again in the lap of the Church to forge a freer land than we have ever had. Freedom requires virtue. Virtue...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record

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  1. "The regime exterminated people by assassination and deportation of hundreds of thousands of people," Basescu said. "Behind the socialist humanism there was hidden the most profound contempt for people, for the individual."
    on Dec 18, 2006 By: Traian Basescu Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos described him as "a model of humanism, dignity and kindness. His name became synonymous with the ideals of philanthropy and selfless love towards our fellow man."
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Tassos Papadopoulos Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "This referendum conflicts with my understanding of humanism, tolerance and the belief that harmonious co-existence of peoples of differing backgrounds, races and religions must be possible," Akin said in an open letter. "As a child of Muslim...
    on Dec 3, 2009 By: Fatih Akin Source: AFP

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