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Humanism is belief system that focuses on human agency, self-actualization, rational thinking, and attention to human life. This is to be understood as a shift in focus on religion to humanity...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2015 7:04 pm UTC

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One of the most important figures from the Renaissance period, Leonardo da Vinci was the archtype of the “Renaissance Man.” A brilliant artist, scientist and visionary, da Vinci has also been...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2014 1:40 am UTC

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In many respects, Renaissance humanism represented a reaction against Medieval scholasticism. The scholastics viewed intellectual pursuits primarily through the lens of theology, and Medieval...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2020 4:38 am UTC

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Humanism in one sense was basically a curriculum, an approach to learning that emphasized reading classical texts, not to pull out isolated passages for supporting syllogistic arguments, but to...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2012 5:12 pm UTC

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Humanistic psychology focuses on the inner lives, goals, and hopes of people, rejecting the idea that behavior is largely determined by forces beyond people's control. Humanists feel that this idea...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2014 6:21 am UTC

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Modern Humanism is a belief that people should lead their life by showing respect to other people simply because they are human. That belief may be based in the religious belief of a supreme...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2015 4:38 pm UTC

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While humanism as a philosophical idea is typically associated with the Renaissance, its roots are in the Classical period of Greece and Rome. In many Greek and Roman works, while the subject...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2010 12:32 am UTC

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It is important to define humanism first and then offer an opinion. Although humanism can be defined in many ways, I would say that humanism is at root a worldview that values human concerns...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2012 8:16 pm UTC

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Your question is tagged with the topic of "humanism" but simply asks about the definition of the word human. Perhaps addressing both aspects will help give the most complete answer. Humanism a...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2014 2:45 am UTC

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The Renaissance began in Italy, primarily in the cities of Florence, Rome, Venice, and Milan. These cities were able to grow and become influential centers of arts and sciences primarily because of...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2008 10:34 pm UTC

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