Category: Humanism

Nozick, Autonomy and Compensation (Bloomsbury Studies in

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Werner Heisenberg had discovered his uncertainty principle in 1927, six years before the Manifesto was written, but quantum theory, with its profound implications for the limits of objectivity, had not yet gained the renown or acceptance it was to claim in later years. Then advised him not to include the Gandhites in the executive lest they should sabotage. In the place of God, they worship science and the ability and achievements of man as the ultimate truth in the universe.

Corpus (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)

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I think of it — perhaps mistakenly — as having something to do with Kant’s “categorical imperative,” that we should live by principles that we can will to be universal laws. A marvelous work in the true meaning of the term. The anarchist Proudhon (best known for declaring that " property is theft ") used the word "humanism" to describe a "culte, déification de l’humanité" ("worship, deification of humanity") and Ernest Renan in L’avenir de la science: pensées de 1848 ("The Future of Knowledge: Thoughts on 1848") (1848–49), states: "It is my deep conviction that pure humanism will be the religion of the future, that is, the cult of all that pertains to humanity—all of life, sanctified and raised to the level of a moral value." [18] At about the same time, the word "humanism" as a philosophy centred on humankind (as opposed to institutionalised religion) was also being used in Germany by the so-called Left Hegelians, Arnold Ruge, and Karl Marx, who were critical of the close involvement of the church in the repressive German government.

Remembering Places: A Phenomenological Study of the

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The Hebrew Bible and the rabbis regard moral and religious duties as inseparable. Quests for the “historical” Jesus – not the Jesus of faith but a Jesus who actually lived and gave rise to the stories told in the Christian “gospels” – end with a wide range of Jesuses and often with the Jesus that the quester sought from the outset. He broke away because he felt Judaism needed a new definition. In 1765, the author of an anonymous article in a French Enlightenment periodical spoke of "The general love of humanity ... a virtue hitherto quite nameless among us, and which we will venture to call 'humanism', for the time has come to create a word for such a beautiful and necessary thing". [10] The latter part of the 18th and the early 19th centuries saw the creation of numerous grass-roots "philanthropic" and benevolent societies dedicated to human betterment and the spreading of knowledge (some Christian, some not).

Aristotle on Memory and Recollection (Philosophia Antiqua)

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The firmness of the American's faith in the blessings of education is equaled only by the vagueness of his ideas as to the kind of education to which these blessings are annexed. Far from being a screen which could separate us from action, it is a condition of action itself. Schiller himself points out this connection (see Humanism, p. xvii). While this “outsider” stance may be easy to ridicule as adolescent self-absorption, it is also solidly supported by the phenomenology (or moral psychology) of first-person experience.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism

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Ethical members joined the Peace Society set up by freethinkers in the period before the Great War, which called for no conscription and opposition to military training in schools. Set in 18th century England, the social aspects of this book stand out. As Paul Buchheit reports, due to widespread poverty more than one-half of public school students qualify for lunch subsidies. In December 1990, in Chile, Laura Rodríguez became the first elected representative of any Humanist Party in the world after winning a seat as part of the Concertación coalition, after Augusto Pinochet handed over power.

[ [ [ Being Human: The Problem of Agency[ BEING HUMAN: THE

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Award-winning Emerson page, best of the web since 1995. Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U. He highlighted the anti-humanist belief that the individual is insignificant and the race alone has value, as well as the idea that war is needed to eliminate weak races and nations. Despite heavy pushback, including aggression and intimidation from regular clinic protesters, the ordinance passed unanimously!

The Hermeneutics of Life History: Personal Achievement and

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Schiller considered his work to be tied to the humanist movement. Consequently, he mobilizes himself trying to overcome pain and suffering. I simply don't have the ability to explain this half as well as some other people have done. S. presidents, artists, musicians, Supreme Court justices, film directors, etc.) classified by religious affiliation. Plethon, also mentioned above, taught Platonic philosophy at Florence. Here, it gets twisted to see the newer problems.

Edmund Husserl: Founder of Phenomenology (Key Contemporary

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Because of this, Rogers and Maslow placed little value on scientific psychology, especially the use of the psychology laboratory to investigate both human and animal behavior. Erudition prepared the way for religious renewal. Like the author says, the term feminist was born from a specific lens, to combat a specific issue (women’s rights). This drive to improve human life can be expressed in three core values: reason, compassion, and hope.

Clerical Errors: God, Religion and Power

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A Humanist believes that the happiness of individuals and of humankind depends on people, rather than on religion and dogma. Aristotle devised a four-part inquiry into the cause of events that included tracing them back to an original idea in someone's head. For instance, one of the greatest fatal blows was the Hundred Years War. Shortly after 1910, several American Unitarian ministersóall of whom had left more conservative denominations of their youthóbegan to preach what they called humanism, in effect, a liberal nontheistic ethical stance.

The Death of Forever: New Future for Human Consciousness

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Lifshitz notes that Adler had been actively concerned about child labor issues since 1872, “when in Germany he read ‘with horror’ Karl Marx’s description of England’s orphanages, mills, and child maltreatment in Das Kapital.” He was a tenement reform activist and served on the New York State Tenement House Commission. In order to understand the fallacies of feminism, we must first determine whether women do, in fact, have equal rights with men. We are responsible for what we do and become.