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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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The Renissance was a Cultural Movement of Humanism - ... These views inspired many people to invest in their studies of the arts and humanities, and as a result, many significant achievements came out of the Renaissance. There are a lot of reasons why the Renaissance started. The renaissance started in Italy in the fifteenth century due to the result of the trade success experienced by the Italian merchants. Another reason was because of the decline of feudalism. The one major in the decline of feudalism was the rise of the middle class comprising of traders and businessmen....   [tags: rebirth, Italian, individualism] 711 words
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Taking a Look at Secular Humanism - ... Metaphysic Indeed, the epistemology of the secular humanistic movement shapes its metaphysics. Metaphysics worldview is steady with the belief that the physical cosmos is all there is, and science is the only source of knowledge about everything in being. Secular humanistic place their faith in science rather than religion as the reliance of science has demonstrated to be more successful in the development and extension of reality. The secular humanistic worldview requires the application of science in every facet of life (Robert 41)....   [tags: religious and philosophical beliefs] 1274 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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Humanism and the Renaissance Arts - ... Once the ancient language was mastered; it could be rethought and mastered with a Renaissance twist. With the ancient literature and the modern ear the needed the rediscovering of eloquence or rhetoric. Humanism became widely spread through public voice and rediscovered languages to effectively produce vernacular literature that captured other audiences of the Renaissance age. Humanist philosophy originating in Italy with Petrarch, during the 13th century continued to spread through countries to the end of the 16th century....   [tags: religion, church, beliefs, ideals] 1304 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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Celebrities Acting with Humanism - ... Everyone that is new to this world looks up to their ancestors in order to see what they were like and to use them as a point of guidance in order to go through life. This quote also implies that men should behave in a way that improves this society because their actions will likely be replicated in the near future. An example of such behavior can be the one of a mother, as she is very caring when it comes to her children, as she knows that such behavior will most likely be replicated because her children see it in a regular basis....   [tags: Sartre, Myley Cyrus, Leonardo DiCaprio] 768 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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Shift from Medieval Scholasticism to Humanism - ... Hamlet, perhaps one of Shakespeares most famous plays is an incredible example of the struggle in society at the time between the humanists displays of reasoning, logic and ethics and counter-humanists displays of faith and superstition. Hamlet considers himself a very well educated and philosophical man. Throughout the play he refuses to accept anything based on faith along - instead demanding proof whenever confronted with a challenge to his beliefs such as his fathers ghost or Claudius' guilt....   [tags: philosphical trends] 791 words
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How Humanism Affected Art in the Renaissance - ... Italy was made up of smaller city-states rather than one big country during the Renaissance. Each city-state had its own customs, history, and its own governing body. This meant that styles of art were different in each region of Italy. One painter, Giotto, painted with a style that caught the attention of the public. Not long afterward, his styles were being used throughout Italy. These styles helped start the Renaissance artistic period. To learn more about humanist art, artists in the Renaissance studied many classical books to refine their understanding of ancient art and design....   [tags: post-medieval Europe] 777 words
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Relationship Between HUmanists and the Renaissance Era - The issues of interpreting humanism in regards to art are increased by the idea of renaissance art. Some students unhesitatingly talk of the artistry in the age of humanism and even the art of humanism Insofar as they engaged themselves with the visible artistry. Traditional or modern all’antica, they did so because of what they considered typical passions. For their aspect, many performers and performances of art shown a information about sources, preferences and values in favor among not only humanists, but customers and other sections of the community knowledgeable along humanist collections....   [tags: humanism, renaissance art, artistry] 647 words
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The Italian Renaissance: A New Era After the Middle ages - When the Middle Ages started to decline, a new era began to emerge. Inspired by secularism and the classics of ancient Rome and Greece, the Italian Renaissance was a cultural evolution that spurred some the world’s finest arts, music, architecture, and literature. The Italian Renaissance was a surge of ideas and creativity that would define the modern world. Since the end of the Renaissance, scholars have been mystified by the root cause that led to such a great era. Although the origins of the Italian Renaissance all vary in importance, all of the factors were linked to one another....   [tags: Patronage, Humanism, Death Plague] 1259 words
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Taking a Look at the European Renaissance - ... He was a prolific writer and exerted such great influence during his time period that he was called “The Prince of the Humanists” (Tiller). Erasmus was a Dutch scholar who believed that the church was more concerned with opulence than helping people in spiritual matters. Desiderius Erasmus' viewpoints made him a controversial figure of the Renaissance. Despite his discontentment with certain practices within the Christian church, Erasmus did not lose his spirituality. One of Erasmus’ most significant contributions to the Renaissance was his translation of ancient texts into Greek and Latin....   [tags: humanism, Greek and Roman philosophy]
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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 Works of Lorenzo Ghiberti - The works of Lorenzo Ghiberti stand as an inheritance to the Classical style of the Greco-Roman period. Ghiberti's use of Classical methods is by nature the stylistic core of Renaissance Humanism. His works illustrated, during the Italian Renaissance, the principles of Humanism through sculpture. With the creation of Humanism, the thought of humans as being responsible for their potential and consequences combined religion with the need to improve on the individual. Three of Ghiberti's pieces that exemplify this are The East Doors of the Florence Baptistry, the Bronze statue Saint Matthew at Orsanmichele, and the Panel of Pilate washing his hands from the North Door of the Baptistry....   [tags: Renaissance Humanism, Morality] 802 words
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With Age, We Question Our Lives - ... Camus claims that the teaching of the Absurd is "a definite progress". In this sense he writes in his novels of what he already developed of his philosophy as he continues develops his philosophy about absurdity. For example, Camus wrote The Strangerby giving an example of the absurd then writing The Myth of Sisyphus which explains the entirety of absurdity. He then writes The Plague which he includes absurdity as well as pointing out that life is worth fighting for in spite the existence of chaos and hopelessness....   [tags: Camus' philosophy, existentialism, humanism] 842 words
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Greek and LatinClassics by Cicero, Vergil, Horace, Plato and Livy - Established in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries to counter the limited ideals of medieval scholasticism, Renaissance Humanism were educational and social reform ideals that sought to emphasize individualism as a central value in contrast to religious beliefs. Humanists revered the dignity of human kind and called for a life of virtuous action. The writings of Petrarch and Pico exemplify humanist thought by displaying the values of self-knowledge, individualism, and studying lessons from the past; appealing to the authorities of the Greek and Latin classics by Cicero, Vergil, Horace, Plato and Livy....   [tags: renaissance humanism, social reform]
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Theories and Principles that Can Support Effective Teaching and Learning - In This assignment I will be discussing the significance of relevant theories and principles I will be discussing Humanism, behaviourism and cognitivsm, and how they can support effective teaching and learning. Cognitive development focuses on the inner mental activities. It is a theory about the nature and development of human intelligence. It is known as a developmental stage theory. It deals with the nature of knowledge itself and how humans come gradually to acquire construct and use it. Cognitive learners learn by constructing information from their experiences and what they already know....   [tags: humanism, behaviourism, cognitivism, learn]
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The Enormous Growth During the Renaissance - ... Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and several others created some fabulous paintings and sculptures that we continue to marvel over many centuries later on, even today. While these were vitally important artists, and their shared work is what usually comes to mind when one hears the word “Renaissance”. Leonardo DA Vinci was a painter, architect, inventor, and student of all things scientific. His natural genius crossed so many disciplines that he epitomized the term “Renaissance man.” Still till this day he remains best known for his art, including two paintings that remain among the world’s most famous and admired,” Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper”....   [tags: art, humanism, print press] 1434 words
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Erasmus of Rotterdam in Praise of Folly - ... Certainly its theological merit is utterly overshadowed by much of the rest of his body of work. • Hard to know how much import Erasmus himself attached to the work given his writings hence and it place as a relatively insignificant part of a substantial corpus of work over his life. • The power and potency of Praise of Folly and the effectiveness of Folly as a serious messenger were perhaps inadvertent on the part of the author. • It’s more important historically then literarily. • Already in chapter 40, under the guise of continuing frivolify and without any change of tone or style, Erasmus has thrown in a list of pious superstitions, quite long enough to make a thologians hair stand o...   [tags: humanism, church, power] 1145 words
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Saskatchewan doctor shortages: Humanism vs. Structuralism - Government more recently has thrown money at the problem. Believing that money can solve any problem. The ministry of health consulted with physicians and health care stakeholders to create initiates to help attract more physicians to Saskatchewan (“Physician Recruitment,”2010). The government signed new contracts with emergency rooms doctors in hope that higher salaries will help recruit more physicians (“Saskatchewan ER,” 2013). The expected salaries range from about 300,000 to 400,0000 yearly (“Saskatchewan ER,” 2013)....   [tags: Saskatchewan, Maslow, structuralism]
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Saskatchewan Doctor Shortages: Humanism vs. Structuralism - Saskatchewan’s governmental agencies approach to the shortage of doctors in the province favors too much the structuralist approach and would be more effective in the long term if switched to a humanistic approach. Throwing money at a problem may work for a little bit but what happens when the money runs out. So are current programs a true fix or a short-term solution doomed to fail. We look at the possible causes for the shortage of doctors and then examine the governmental responses put in place to deal with the problem, both past and present....   [tags: health care, patients, recruiting]
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The Impact of the Renaissance: Discovery of Man - ... The concept of secularism was less focused on religion and more focused on earthly things and beings where we can achieve the same things in this life that can be rewarded with in heaven. Secularism brought out the idea that man is perfect. The printing press probably had the biggest impact on the intellectual aspect of the Renaissance, because it helped spread new ideas and literature much more quickly and widely due to the fact that everything did not have to hand written anymore as well as translated into the national languages....   [tags: humanism, culture, progresive] 739 words
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Dramatic Irony Used for Characterization in Othello by Shakespeare - ... Iago begins his villainous plans by corrupting Othello, and by doing this Iago is able to instantly influence all of the other characters. Iago’s influence on Othello can be seen in most of their dialog. Othello expresses his influenced opinion of Iago: “I think thou dost; and, for I know thou’rt full of love and honesty,” (Shakespeare: Act III, Scene III; 118). This quote perfectly portrays the trust and love that Othello has for Iago, but little does Othello know that he just fueling Iago’s fire....   [tags: humanism, manipulation, betrayal]
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The Social Person Era Seminal Works - In the 1920’s, the central theme was Scientific Management. The ideas of Behavioralism in management were introduced by social psychologists and sociologists. The scientific management era functioned as a logical link to the developing approach to management era. The Hawthorne studies brought the human relations effort to the forefront and led to the theme of the social person. Over many years the behavioral approach to management grew a little bit at a time. Theorists, who advocate the behavioral approach to management, stressed that an individual in organize activity deserved to be the main attention of focus....   [tags: industrial humanism,scientific management]
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In Order to Be an Effective Teacher, Learning Aspects must Be Considered - ... Students will then become intrinsically motivated to learn and set themselves a mastery goal to autonomously achieve deeper learning relevant to the topic. It is important that students are motivated both intrinsically and extrinsically so that they are always engaged in their learning. Research shows that the relationship between engagement and motivation theories is positively linked to achieving deeper learning. Studies show that a student’s expectancy belief is one of the main predictors of whether the student will succeed at a task....   [tags: humanism, engagement, motivation] 838 words
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Changes Brought about the Scientific Revolution - ... Solving calculations, especially complex computations, became a process that was completed rapidly. With a place number system, complicated mathematical calculations were easily solved. Because of this, there was an advancement in calculus, which sparked the start of mathematical astronomy. Due to the rise of calculus, science and reason also enhanced. With mathematical astronomy, Arabic numerals, and calculations, Copernicus was influenced to amend the Ptolemaic universe and give rise to his heliocentric revolution....   [tags: humanism, Newton, arabic numerals]
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How the Discoveries and Culture of the Renaissance have Directly Benefited You in Some Way - ... Giotto for instance was referred to as the father of Renaissance paintings, his talent in painting the Jesus ascending into the heavens, (Funeral of Francis) was a painting of a man looking up. Durer the German artist specialized in wooden carvings, and proceeded to carve the Four Horseman of The Apocalypse. One of the most inspirational and talented artists, scientist, and painter was Da Vinci; The Mona Lisa was established to be the greatest portrait ever, or the Last Supper, another perfect example of High Renaissance art....   [tags: new focus on humanism] 1300 words
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The Individual Versus His Environment in The Stranger and Grendel - The Individual Versus His Environment in The Stranger and Grendel Due to the multifaceted nature of literature, analysis thereof is prone to generalization. One of the most grievous generalizations oft encountered involves failing to distinguish between a character and the novel it inhabits. Take John Gardener’s Grendel and Albert Camus’s The Stranger, for instance. It’s far too easy, when analyzing for dominant ideologies, to slap them both with the label of existentialism and be done with it....   [tags: existential, generalization, humanism] 1662 words
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Demonstrating Women's Rights in Henrik Ibsen's Play, A Doll House - ... Women were not considered to have the status of man even with being wealthy. If the roles were reversed in this play, it would be hard to see how society afflicts feminism during that time period with a man playing Nora. Men held at a different level of status then women during the 1800’s. The gentlemen of this period had a lot more power and rights than a women, even if the woman was wealthy. A man did not need permission from a woman to receive help from a bank or other financial institutions during this period....   [tags: feminism, humanism, household]
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