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Description of Humanism Greek Culture - During the Hellenic Age which is sometimes known as the classical period for the Greeks and is dated c.500-300 B.C. In this time period the Greek culture flourish philosophy developed, sculpturing became more sophisticated, and the greatest of them all was the birth of humanism. Humanism is described as being “any system or mode of thought or action in which human interests, values, and dignity predominate” (“Humanism n.pag.). Humanism meant making men superior over all things and that men were supreme even over the Gods....   [tags: greek culture, hellenic age, humanism]
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Humanism in the Battle for the Mind by Tim LaHaye - Tim LaHaye is one of the most influential religious leaders in the United States today. In 2001, Evangelical Studies Bulletin named him as the most influential Christian leader for the past quarter century. He is mostly known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins. However, this paper will talk about LaHaye’s book, The Battle for the Mind, which is one of his most important works but was not included in the Left Behind series. In The Battle for the Mind, which was published in 1980, LaHaye discusses how conservative Christians could “take back America” around a conservative political agenda, and from the standpoint of the field of anthropol...   [tags: christian, humanism, pray] 658 words
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Your Humanism verses My Creationism - There are several philosophies which have recently surfaced which most likely intend to debunk the certainty we are undeniably a creation. Since my adolescence I have witnessed and observed that most individuals in general, have converted to the “humanism proposition,” (HP) and become less attracted to the “creationist hypothesis” (CH). I have formed my attitude and/or outlook based on observation and collective research into what I refer to as the “Eventual collapse of the creationist perspective.” Hollywood, coupled with the upsurge of non-believers in our society-(America), is warring against the actual notion that we to some degree, shape, or form are created....   [tags: Humanism Proposition, Creation, Philosophy]
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Humanism the Gateway to Individualism - The greatest and most influential intellectual movement of Renaissance Italy was humanism. The humanists believed that the Greek and Latin classics contained all the lessons one needed to lead a moral and effective life and were the best models for a person to live by. They developed a new kind of classical scholarship, with which they corrected and tried to understand the works of the Greeks and Romans, which was important to them. Both the republic elites of Florence and Venice, and the ruling families of Milan, Ferrara, and Urbino hired humanists to teach their children classical morality and to write elegant, classical letters, histories, and propaganda....   [tags: renaissance, italian renaissance, humanist] 515 words
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Professionalism and Humanism in the Practice of Medicine - The practice of medicine has been characterized as of late by a departure from the professionalism and humanism that once acted as the basis for all medical care. The current medical model of education and training, as well as an increase in technological reliance and the overburdening of healthcare workers has generated a shift in how practitioners behave in the medical setting. As a student of the PA profession, much of my success as a healthcare provider will be determined by the success with which I perform my technical responsibilities and generate meaningful interactions with my patients....   [tags: physical practice of medicine] 1324 words
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Renaissance Humanism and William Shakespeare - Perhaps one of the most influential artists characterizing Renaissance Humanism in their work is William Shakespeare. He produced as many as thirty-seven plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and miscellaneous verse before his death in 1616 (Gaines). In studying his work, numerous authors have found that it is one of the truest representations of the Renaissance Humanism movement. This movement identifies with a shift from the medieval movement, which mostly focused on god and faith, to a more individual approach to life....   [tags: most notorious Elizabethan poet and playwright]
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Humanism and The Teaching and Learning Process - By analysing both negative and positive behaviours using my own experiences and observations, I will describe the effects and impact it had on students and their learning outcomes. Reflecting on this process will help me to analyse their response to different environmental and behavioural situations within the classroom. By developing strategies based around the three main theories of learning, I will explain how to use these methods to manage learner's behaviour and influence the learning environment....   [tags: learning outcomes, students, teachers]
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Major Changes: Humanism and The Renaissance - During the 15th century, Northern Europe as well as Italy witnessed a serious revival of drawing accompanied by sculpture, painting and architecture. This revival was termed as the Renaissance. The revival effected major changes onto the representation of pictorial space on these two regions. These changes on that occurred on pictorial space representation were mostly driven by new idea of “Humanism”. Humanism philosophy practically outwitted religious and secular belief. As a result, the philosophy shifted a lot f importance to the dignity and value of the individual (Prescott, 2005; Fuga, 2006)....   [tags: The Renaissance]
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The Meaning of Christian Humanism - ... Jesus explained that it’s not about getting all the glory for your actions; it’s about doing what's right and serving God. This stuck out to me because God wants us to do good deeds simply because it’s the right thing to do, not because it looks good in the public eye or because it will ensure that we have everlasting life with God in his kingdom. This verse hit the nail right on the head, I felt like it was crucial for me to understand this verse while searching for the meaning of Christian Humanism....   [tags: religious beliefs] 1699 words
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Educational Theories: Humanism and Constructivism - Teachers in most schools today are expected to focus on fostering academic competence, and overlook the spiritual life of their students. Unless we teach in a private school that incorporates religion into the curriculum, it would be a challenge to include spirituality into the subject matter without violating the separation of church and state in the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution. The leadership of the educator is pivotal because ultimately “We teach who we are.” I believe those of us who are comfortable with our own spirituality will be able to integrate our faith in our pedagogy and be in a better position to make a lasting impact on the lives of our students....   [tags: christian values, academic competence] 1058 words
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Shakespere's Hamlet and Humanism - ... They tell Rosencrantz and Guildenstern that discovery of what is hypocritical with Hamlet would be “the supply and profit of our hope “(Hamlet 2.2.24). They are noticeably embittered at his behavior, and Polonius knows this, and tries to use his daughter to demonstrate his notion. When Ophelia approached and pronounced to him her get-together with Hamlet in Act I, Polonius instantaneously brought her to the King. Polonius, performing on his duty to “both God and to gracious king” (Hamlet 2.2.45) took Ophelia to Claudius to understand if he could be any assistance in demanding to find out what is iniquitous with Hamlet....   [tags: play, psychological analysis]
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Secular Humanism and Christianity - When it comes to speaking with someone that might have a different view on life you need to take great care to not offend or hurt someone. Just because a person lives next to you, your whole life does not mean that they share the same worldview as yourself. The United States today as it has been for years has been a place that people could live with different cultures, a melting pot as some call it. It is easier to speak to some cultures than others. There are some beliefs that do not go hand and hand with a Christian worldview....   [tags: religious perspectives] 737 words
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Humanism in European Renaisaance - The European Renaissance was a time of great change. The people of that time were beginning to take an interest in learning and also began to follow the idea of humanism. Humanism was a way of life where a person would reject most religious beliefs and focus on the here and now. One of the main things Humanist believed in was individual achievement. This gave many artists the opportunity to be known around Europe for his or her talent and not be criticized for being selfish. This is exactly what Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, or more commonly known as Donatello did....   [tags: achievement, selfish, artist] 1006 words
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Religious Tolerance and Humanism - Introduction An old history teacher of mine once said that people are incapable of seeing the endless things they share when these common aspects of life stand in the shadow of their few differences. The differences of which he spoke promote unwarranted bias and prevent the advancement of all of humanity and even promote acts of war. Chief among those differences is religious belief. People treat people with a different religion with such great intolerance. They will either discriminate or commit hate crimes just to get their point across....   [tags: religion, intolerance, religious beliefs]
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Renaissance Humanism for Women - Did the Renaissance society produce a Renaissance for women. The term Renaissance, meaning “rebirth”, may seem to have an equal meaning for men and women alike. However, seen through the primary and secondary sources, it is clear that women were left out of the extraordinary advances that were accomplished. The intellectual, cultural, and artistic revival began in the 1300s in Italy and by the 1500s, had spread to include all of Western Europe. Renaissance Humanism shaped people to grow to their full potential and to apply their natural aptitude to help the community....   [tags: inequality and exclusion of women ] 641 words
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Secular Humanism - The fall 1986 Tennessee court decision on alleged "secular humanism" in Holt, Rinehart, Winston textbooks illustrates the continuing controversy over that term. The term "secular humanism" is used today to castigate a wide spectrum of our populous. The derision with which the term is used suggests images of horrid, grotesque monsters. In reality, however, the term merely consists of two sorely misunderstood words. In combination they suggest a virus, though singly they are innocuous, if not healthy....   [tags: Theology] 1505 words
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The Renaissance and Humanism - The Renaissance and Humanism You may wonder about, "The Renaissance" and its relationship to another term, "humanism" which fits into the same time period. If you check the dictionary, you will find that both terms can be used in a broad sense or more specifically. Humanism refers generally to a "devotion to the humanities: literary culture." (My definitions come from Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary). According to that definition we should all be humanists. The other general meaning is the one that disturbs the fundamentalists who attack secular humanism: "a doctrine, attitude, or way of life centered on human interests or values; especially a philosophy that usually rejects supe...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Humanism and the Renaissance - Humanism and Renaissance Humanism brought MAN to the forefront causing a veritable cultural revolution. Reason and the will to better understand the world fomented progress in the scientific fields. Intellectuals throughout Europe came under the influence of humanism which was disseminated with the invention of the printing press and the guidance of princes. Finally, humanism had a religious impact as well with the protestant reformation and bringing religious pluralism to the west.--- Humanism and the Renaissance ============================ Crises at the the end of the middle ages, i.e....   [tags: Papers] 2018 words
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Renaissance Humanism - Many diverse ideas flourished during the European Renaissance which had a lasting impact on the world. Humanism is a worldview and a moral philosophy that considers humans to be of primary importance. The aspect of humanism first thrived in 14th century Italy, and later spread north in the 15th century. Initially humanistic ideas about education were quickly adopted by the Italian upper class. The Italian ideas and attitudes towards life and learning impacted nobility in other parts of Europe. They were able to accept and adapt to this new lifestyle....   [tags: Moral Philosophy, Human Nature] 820 words
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Naturalistic Humanism - What is naturalistic humanism. Is it a religion or what. According to the dictionary naturalistic humanism is a doctrine that affirms that"religion does not depend on supernatural experience, divinerevelation, etc., and that all religious truth may be derived from thenatural world." I would like to spend the next few minutes unpacking this term further before continuing with the main theme of my talk. What is religion. There are probably as many definitions as there Are people who think about such things but the word itself is from the Latin word that means "to bind back to"....   [tags: Religion ] 2484 words
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Humanism and Its Effects on Renaissance Art - Beginning roughly around the year 1400 an era in Europe began; one that would shape the ideas and the lives of men. This era of rebirth or renaissance came within the fifteenth century through the revival of classical texts. One central effect of the Renaissance was the production of a new intellectual idea: humanism. Humanism being defined as a, “[t]erm invented in the 19th century. . . [regarding] developments relating to the revival of Classical literature and learning in European culture from roughly 1300 to 1600” left its mark on all of Europe leaving nothing untouched not even the artist....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]
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Northern Humanism, Renaissance, and Late Mannerism - During the sixteenth century, Europe was undergoing changes and developing two artistic styles, as well as a religious situation. These styles were known as the Northern Renaissance and late mannerism, also encountered by Reformation, which separated religious unity. During the Reformation, hostile groups known as Protestants were formed against the church because they wanted a complete renovation of the church and Roman Catholics. Late mannerism emerged at the end of the century and had little influence on Spanish literature, but overruled Spanish painting....   [tags: Architecture]
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Renaissance Period and the Start of Humanism - The Renaissance Period and the Start of Humanism The Renaissance was an incredibly important turning point in Western Intellectual and Cultural Tradition. All of these changes centered around the idea of Humanism -- in which, people became less "God Centered" and more "Human-centered". I have narrowed down these changes, and will discuss in detail, these changes in three major categories: Political, Education, and the Humanism of Arts. The major pollical changes of the Renaissance were from the old Feudal System of the Middle Ages into a more flexible and liberal class system....   [tags: European Europe History] 513 words
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Humanism - Humanism The word “humanism” has a number of meanings, and because there are so many different meanings it can be quite confusing if you don't know what kind of humanism someone is talking about. Literary Humanism is a devotion to the humanities or literary culture. Renaissance Humanism is the spirit of learning that developed at the end of the middle ages with the revival of classical letters and a renewed confidence in the ability of human beings to determine for themselves truth and falsehood....   [tags: essays research papers] 1658 words
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The Integral Humanism of Mahatma - The Integral Humanism of Mahatma ABSTRACT: Humanism as a theistic, pragmatic theory was first conceived around 2000 BCE in India. It is a this-worldly, human-centered, secular philosophical outlook. Gandhi understands religion as connoting the individual’s integrity and society’s solidarity. Free-will for him is freedom of the "rational self." Morality is not a matter of outward conformity, but of inward fulfillment. His integral humanism is indicated by his enumerated seven social sins: (1) politics without principles; (2) wealth without work; (3) commerce without morality; (4) knowledge without character; (5) pleasure without conscience; (6) science without morality; and (7) worship witho...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Gandhi Essays] 2800 words
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Humanism and Clericism Of The 16th Century - Humanism and Clericism Of The 16th Century The two paintings, The conversion of St. Paul by Caravaggio, and lady writing a letter with her maid by Vermeer, reflect the religious conflict between the Protestant and catholic cultures of 16th century Europe. Before we take a look at why they reflect the religious dispute, first we must know some background on what caused it. Humanism and Clericism. During the renaissance humanism stood for the intellectual attitudes of the ancient world paired with the wide acceptance of the existence of God....   [tags: Philosophy] 1297 words
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Humanism The Renaissance And M - Humanism The introduction of the concept of humanism greatly affected the Renaissance. The Humanistic influence shaped Renaissance art, writing, education and thinkers, its ideas were spread among all aspects of life. Machiavelli’s writings during the Renaissance were also affected by the ideas of humanism. His ideas reflect the thoughts of humanism in the way he thought governments and societies should be organized. Humanism’s influence on art was very obvious, it could be seen slowly infiltrating all art throughout the Renaissance....   [tags: essays research papers] 530 words
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Humanism - Humanism Encarta Dictionary says that Humanism is a system of thought that centers on human beings and their values, capacities and worth. Encarta also goes on the say that, in philosophy, humanism is an attitude that emphasizes the dignity and worth of an individual. A basic premise of humanism is that people are rational beings who possess within themselves the capacity for truth and goodness. I see myself as a being a humanist through everyday life. I always try to see the good in a person when he/she makes me angry or sad, and say I to myself that maybe that person has had a bad day and living life is difficult at the moment....   [tags: Papers] 455 words
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Humanism - 1 Humanism The Renaissance, which began in Italy in 1300s, was one of the largest periods of growth and development in Western Europe. The increase in trade caused an abundance in wealth that resulted in the focusing of the arts. Such things as literature, paintings, sculptures and many more works are known to have blossomed from the period known as the Renaissance. The Renaissance was started by many rich Italian cities, such as Florence, Ferrara, Milan, and Venice (Bram 274). Because these cities were very wealthy, many merchants started to spend money on different things, such as painting, learning, new banking techniques, and new systems of government....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Humanism - Humanism Humanism was a new way of thinking that came about in fourteenth century, the time of the Renaissance.  Many scholars refer to it as the "Spirit of the Renaissance."  Humanism was a lay phenomenon that emphasized human beings - as opposed to deities - as well as their interests, achievements and capabilities.  Humanism is derived from the Latin word humanitas, which Cicero, the noted orator of the Roman Empire, referred to as the "literary culture needed by anyone who would be considered educated and civilized."  Humanism and Literature Humanists searched for wisdom from the past.  They copied the lifestyles of the ancient Greeks and Romans.  They also traced their families...   [tags: Philosophy essays] 1235 words
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Humanism - Humanism Before the Italian Renaissance, the education system in Europe was controlled by the Latin Church, which basically taught mostly religious doctrine. Then, beginning in the 1300's, many scholars began to discover classic works by the likes of Plato and especially Cicero. Cicero, who was a Roman philosopher and statesman, studied something he called "humane studies." Cicero influenced Francesco Petrarch, who started the renaissance revival of antiquity, when he discovered his lost letters....   [tags: Papers] 1759 words
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Humanism A Very Short Introduction by Stephen Law - Summary What is a Humanist. The book, Humanism: A Very Short Introduction, most definitely gives a clear and precise understanding of what exactly Humanism is and consists of. There are several different meanings behind the term and it means more than a person’s opinion on whether or not God truly exists. Humanists are very open-minded and believe that science and reasoning are tools that should be used to evaluate the human lifestyle. The history of humanism dates back to Ancient Greece and the days of Confucius who believed in the Golden Rule which is well known as being, “Do not unto another that you would not have him do unto you” (Law, 9)....   [tags: Greece, ancient, story]
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Humanism - According to Encyclopedia.com humanism is, “ a philosophical and literary movement in which man and his capabilities are the central concern.” While this simple definition certainly does convey the essence of the movement, it does no justice to the whirlwind of artistic and intellectual inspiration stirred up by it. There are many forms of humanistic philosophy in today’s society, but the origin of this school of thought traces its roots back to the days of the scholars of ancient Greece and Rome....   [tags: essays research papers] 559 words
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An Attack on Humanism in William Golding's Lord of The Flies - The start of the Protestant Reformation marked the turn of people away from religious schools of thought and the embracement of ideas that one could deduce independently. The spiritual guidance that people had previously had based their entire lives around was shown to be corrupted and false and they set out to discover their own conclusions about existence. Out of this effort arose humanism, "a philosophy that rejects all supernaturalism and relies primarily upon reason and science, democracy and human compassion" (American Humanist Society)....   [tags: protestan reformation, piggy]
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Thomas More’s Impact on Humanism and Socialism - Thomas More’s Impact on Humanism and Socialism The socialist movement began with the coining of the term in 1832 in France, concurrently with the revolution in England (Birth of the Socialist Idea). Thomas More was born in 1478 and Utopia was published over 300 years before this uprising, yet there is much parallelism in Thomas More’s humanism and the socialism that is moderately practiced throughout the world. DEFINITION OF HUMANISM (ENGLISH BOOK), whereas socialism is a societal and governmental system based on equality and social justice that requires government intervention in economic affairs (Socialism)....   [tags: Socialism]
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What is Justice: Humanism v. Law in Antigone - Humanity is often faced with ambivalence towards law; at once, we find it a necessity in attempting to deal with a world which is constantly in some type of chaotic turmoil, and also as a glaring flaw in our society, which can at times result in more chaos than was originally had. This conflict is no more obvious than in Sophocles’ Antigone. Antigone, the character, represents half of the struggle between what the law says is just and what we inherently deem to be morally upstanding – Creon represents the opposing side which views law and power as the ultimate dictator of life’s unraveling....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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humanism - Weisner, Merry E. Discovering the Western Past: A Look at the Evidence – Volume I: To 1789. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. Pp. 379 In a period of a growing but stale state of human history, surrounded by tyrant rulers and complacent citizens, Plato of the Hellenic age was one of the forerunners of philosophical reason. Following the footsteps of his mentor Socrates who was forced to drink poison for his ideas of philosophy, Plato would further his master’s study to create a prevalent system of philosophy that would embrace rulers and citizens alike and bring them one more step on the road of humanism....   [tags: essays research papers] 895 words
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Christianity is the True Humanism - Christianity is the True Humanism Recently, I heard a shocking story about young boy who was raised in a coffin. Having been abandoned by his mom and dad, the child’s dysfunctional grandparents grudgingly assumed the task of raising him. For some bizarre reason, they kept him confined in a coffin, and only let him out to eat and go to the bathroom. Once the authorities rescued him, they discovered that the little fellow had no idea that there was any other way to exist. He thought all children were raised in coffins....   [tags: Religion Religious Essays] 582 words
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How Cinema Directors Develop Humanism's Theories - Defining post humanism can be an extensive and diverse discourse. Here, I will attempt to prove my understanding of this subject, and develop the idea of post humanism and Transhumanism. Posthumanism is a form of being that goes beyond the generic understanding of 'being human'. It questions the age old dilemma of 'What is human?'. Hassan states that " Posthumanism differentiates from classical humanism in that it restores the stature that had been made of humanity to one of many natural species." (Hassan,Ihab, 1977)....   [tags: x-men, transhumanism, posthumanism]
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Shakespeare's Macbeth - Renaissance Humanism -       While the witches present in Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth assume the role of supernatural beings, it was not Shakespeare’s intent to portray a classic case of fatalism. On the contrary, Shakespeare used Macbeth as a way to display the idea of Renaissance humanism. Although the witches did in fact possess uncanny powers, they were in reality not controlling Macbeth, but rather they were tempting Macbeth to act in particular ways. The witches, as well as other significant characters, may have encouraged Macbeth to act in a certain way, yet they did not by any means determine Macbeth’s actions....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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Carl Rogers: One of the Founding Fathers of Humanism - As one of the founding fathers of humanism, Carl Rogers was very interested in an approach to psychology that had to do with the thoughts and feelings of clients (notice that the word patient is sparsely used). His feelings on resourceful therapy were always centered around the client and how they wanted the therapy to affect their life. In humanistic psychology, the main focus is allowing the client to decide how the therapy would direct them on their own life. Carl Rogers, as with many other humanistic psychologists, believe in keeping the values and morals of the clients in tact....   [tags: Biography] 2178 words
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One of the Most Realiable Source in Byzantine Humanism - Anna trying to defend her role as a historian, and lamenting about how unfortunate she was, allow her to give a reflection of herself as an admirable historian and dutiful daughter. Sewter revised the edition of The Alexiad, places within the tradition of the Byzantine Historiography, to effectively demonstrate her emulation of her predecessors, subjects and here innovations. This draws from a cultural intellectual development, which arose during the period referred to as the Byzantine humanism (Comnena 1)....   [tags: Anna Comnena, the alexiad, historical figure]
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Humanism During the Renaissance - Humanism During the Renaissance During the renaissance, there was a renewed interest in the arts, and the traditional views of society came into question. People began to explore the power of the human mind. A term often used to describe the increasing interest in the powers of the human mind is humanism. Generally, humanism stresses the individual's creative, reasoning, and aesthetic powers. However, during the Renaissance, individual ideas about humanism differed. Writers and philosophers of the Renaissance time period expressed their opinions about human nature and human's roles in the universe through their writings....   [tags: Philosophy] 1897 words
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Christian Humanism - Christian Humanism Christian humanism was the humanists’ efforts to unite classical learning with the Christian faith. The Christian humanists rejected what they regarded as medieval Christianity’s excessive emphasis on other worldliness. They desired to bring their knowledge of the classical languages to bear in their effort to attain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith. Christian humanism was properly nothing but a reclaiming of the basic inheritance of history and the natural connection of culture with the religious vistas of the human being....   [tags: essays research papers] 511 words
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Italian Renissance and the Reformation - Imagine a time when disease is rampant and wars last decades. Imagine that God himself seems to have fallen silent despite the suffering in the world. How would you react. What would become of society. For the people of Europe, the answer was the Renaissance. For centuries now, Europe had been a place of great hardship. The Black Death had killed over two-thirds of the population, leading to soaring labor costs and a heavy sense of sadness. In the Catholic Church, the Great Schism between the eastern and western halves of the Church created a loss of faith and questions about religious authority....   [tags: Humanism, Protestantism] 780 words
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How Humanism Contributed to Rennaisance Ideals - How Humanism Contributed to Rennaisance Ideals Through the groundwork laid by the Hundred Years War, the Black Death, and the Protestant Reformation, Italian Renaissance humanism nearly single-handedly allowed for the modern concept of individuality. The rebirth of classical literature, and especially the attempts among the philosophical elite to translate this literature, helped bring this "enlightening" knowledge to the gradually more literate masses. Also, the frenzy for education of these masses allowed the concept of individuality to spread to all social classes....   [tags: European Europe History] 399 words
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The Potential of the Raëlian Movement through Humanism - The Potential of the Raëlian Movement through Humanism The Raëlian Movement, which began in late 1973, is a relative newcomer to the scene of world religions. While its late arrival has presented some difficulty in drawing followers, the movement has significant promise. The Raëlian Movement is overtly optimistic in its belief of the innate ability of humans to live prosperous lives. The Raëlian Movement combines principles of secular humanism effectively with scientific accounts of religious events to create a philosophy that has significant potential....   [tags: Religion Raëlian Movement Essays]
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Primal Religions vs. Religious Humanism - Primal Religions vs. Religious Humanism Although there are many differences between primal religions and modern day religious humanists, there are some similarities between the two. In light of their differences and similarities, both have goals that they are trying to achieve. For the religious humanists it is to establish and maintain " a free and universal society in which people voluntarily and intelligently co-operate for the common good." While on the other hand primal religions aim to carry on the traditions of their ancestors and to revive and maintain "a lost reverence and passion for the earth and its web of life" (Collier p.1, 7.) Primal religions are religions that we associa...   [tags: Papers] 576 words
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Cultural Studies: Meaning-making - Cultural Studies focuses on two particular systems of meaning-making, i.e. a set of beliefs, ideas, practices, etc. These two systems are Humanism and Poststructuralism. In particular, Humanism has been extremely important to Western culture’s development, and so has become naturalised. Humanism therefore can be considered to be a ‘common sense’ way of interacting with the world; Poststructuralism was created in response to critically analyse and engage with Humanism. (Sullivan, n.d.) Humanism is defined by Mansfield and Fuery as “the basic value system of the traditional humanities… most closely associated with the study of human arts and cultures, literature, history, fine arts, philosoph...   [tags: poststructuralism, humanism]
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More’s Utopia, Erasmian Humanism, and Greek & Roman Beliefs - Much can be learned about England in the sixteenth-century from More’s Utopia both from the book itself and as a result of the circumstances of the time that influenced his writing of it. There is a great debate over More’s actual opinions, as More is a character in the book as well. It is not known wether More (the character) was supposed to represent More, himself, or if More’s opinions were more along the lines of Hythloday’s. There is a view that employs the knowledge of the Erasmian humanist movement to interpret Utopia as a work that illustrates the conflict between the Roman ideals of sixteenth-century England and the Greek ideals that were launched off the back of the Italian Renai...   [tags: Roman ideals, rhetorical arts, science, logic, God]
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The Impact of Renaissance on the Present - Beginning with prehistoric man, the growth and evolvement of various civilizations and the events which occurred, in one manner or another, aided in shaping the modern world that we live in today. Some of the more influential elements of everyday modern life are the result of cultural and societal changing events, which transpired throughout the years 1350-1600. During the period known today as the “Renaissance” (1350-1600), the world of art, the boundaries of marriage, and secular viewpoints were forever revolutionized, through the development and spread of “Renaissance Humanism”, which today, still affects modern day life....   [tags: Renaissance Humanism, History, Accomplishments]
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Sir Isaac Newton: The Greatest Pioneer of the Renaissance - Who do you think is the greatest pioneer of the Renaissance. Well, before you answer, consider this. Sir Isaac Newton was the greatest pioneer of the Renaissance era. Even though he was not a man famous for the arts and creativity, which is what most people think of when they hear the word Renaissance. he created the Three Laws of Motion, Calculus and influenced many young people in the renaissance idea of Humanism. He was a man of many talents, especially in science and mathematics. Sir Isaac Newton is the greatest pioneer of the Renaissance era for many reasons....   [tags: laws of motion, humanism, inertia]
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The Impact of the Renaissance: Discovery of Man - The Impact of the Renaissance: Discovery of Man Throughout history, the time period in which the Renaissance took place has forever been known as the time that changed mankind’s way of thinking and discovery. It was a time where politics, intellect, art, economics, and religion all changed in a way that would forever revolutionize the world and civilization into new cultures and beliefs. The actual term “renaissance” means by definition to be reborn, a rebirth, or a renewing. This is just an implication proving and providing information that verifies the changes that took place at the end of the middle ages as society was born again into a realm of knowledge and new beginnings....   [tags: humanism, culture, progresive] 739 words
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The Protestant Reformation - What happens when people start to break away from the entity that bound an entire civilization together for over a thousand years. How does one go from unparalleled devotion to God to the exploration of what man could do. From absolute acceptance to intense scrutiny. Sheeple to independent thinkers. Like all revolutions preceding it, the Protestant Reformation did not happen overnight. Catholics had begun to lose faith in the once infallible Church ever since the Great Schism, when there were two popes, each declaring that the other was the antichrist....   [tags: Catholic Church, Humanism]
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