The Actor and the Spectator: Foundations of the Theory of

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The anarchist Proudhon (best known for declaring that " property is theft ") used the word "humanism" to describe a "culte, déification de l’humanité" ("cult, deification of humanity") and Ernest Renan in L’avenir de la science: pensées de 1848 ("The Future of Knowledge: Thoughts on 1848") (1848–49), states: "It is my deep conviction that pure humanism will be the religion of the future, that is, the cult of all that pertains to man—all of life, sanctified and raised to the level of a moral value". [13] At about the same time, the word "humanism" as a philosophy centered around humankind (as opposed to institutionalized religion) was also being used in Germany by the so-called Left Hegelians, Arnold Ruge, and Karl Marx, who were critical of the close involvement of the church in the repressive German government.
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Res cogitans extensa: A Philosophical Defense of the

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But what developed in Renaissance Humanism was not a set of second generation mimics: Renaissance Humanism began to use their knowledge, love, maybe even obsession of the past to change how they and others saw and thought about their own era. Humanists therefore recognize that we live in a natural universe of great size and age, that we evolved on this planet over a long period of time, that there is no compelling evidence for a separable “soul,” and that human beings have certain built-in needs that effectively form the basis for any human-oriented value system.
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DIOGENES: An International Review of Philosophy and

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This book presents an argument on popular theories of Renaissance Individualism. Charles Sherrod is beaten to the floor for sitting in the "white" section at the front of the courtroom, and white SNCC activists Bob Zellner, Per Laurson, Sandra & Tom Hayden are violently dragged from the courtroom when they sit in the "Colored" section at the rear. The appeal of Christianity in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages was related to a corresponding shift in cultural emphasis-a movement from reason to emotion and revelation.
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Death and Creativity

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They must be offered real, substantive alternatives in order that they are no longer left in disparate villages in the forest hiding from the next paramilitary assault targeting any and everyone in the area, while simultaneously being subject to some of the most naked forms of oppression by the mining and other corporations in India and living every moment of their lives, men, women and children, with targets on their backs. Founded in the year 1984 under the leadership of Megh Raj Mitter Tarksheel Society aims to disseminate rationalist ideas and scientific temper among the Indian people in order to eradicate religious fanaticism, communalism, caste system, untouchability and superstitions.
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Humanism in Talmud and Midrash

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Shortly after 1910, several American Unitarian ministersóall of whom had left more conservative denominations of their youthóbegan to preach what they called humanism, in effect, a liberal nontheistic ethical stance. One can find anticipations of existential thought in many places (for instance, in Socratic irony, Augustine, Pascal, or the late Schelling), but the roots of the problem of existence in its contemporary significance lie in the work of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche. Working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness.
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Humanism

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The Pharisaic school of thought is the only one that survived the destruction of the Temple. It is the latter which is the deeper meaning of existentialism. Verma, former head, Dept. of Philosophy, Patna University. The resulting “theology of the Holocaust” may in many respects be viewed as a theology of survival, seeking to affirm the obligations of the remnant of Jewry to survive somehow as Jews. Scanlon makes the suggestion that “Workers, as participants in a scheme of cooperation that produces national income, have a claim to a fair share of what they have helped to produce.” But in a country where the median wage is $27,851, that perfectly reasonable normative position has an aura of quixotic fantasy about it.
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Humanism: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

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Furthermore, “Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.” The latter right is technically upheld in the United States, though legal and administrative mechanisms ensure that it is largely observed in the breach. What distinguishes the newer atheist is his admission that non-believers can be just as immoral as believers. Among the better-known are Exuberance: A Philosophy of Happiness (1977); Forbidden Fruit: The Ethics of Humanism (1988); Eupraxophy: Living without Religion (1989); The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal (1991); The New Skepticism: Inquiry and Reliable Knowledge (1992); and What Is Secular Humanism? (2006).
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The Living Mirror: Images of Reality in Science and

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They suggest that a person with greater abilities would tackle more advanced and difficult projects and continue to find meaning in the struggle to achieve excellence. Humanistic realism bespoke a comprehensively critical attitude. I don’t think it’s right to put it on par with the African-American civil rights movement of yesteryear due to the dissimilar sociopolitical constraints and cultural context.
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Mindfulness and Meaningful Work: Explorations in Right

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A coward is defined by the deed that he has done. In that same way, the women's rights movement will have been successful when we no longer have to advocate separately for half the population's human rights. Unfortunately, there were technical obstacles to merger, including difficulties surrounding charitable status, and the Humanist Association was replaced in 1959 by a co-ordinating Humanist Council. There IS a minority who would rather farm if it were to afford them a living, which it does not, not without a farm policy.
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Duality into Unity: A Spiritual & Social Vision for the

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The word "polemos" appears at least 16 times in the New Testament, and in each case, it refers to physical conflict, not a spiritual one as Paul refers to here: "For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places." In these cases there is only one non-religious reason to be good: that it will make you feel better than if you behave badly.
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