Pico della Mirandola: Oration on the Dignity of Man

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Today, ideologically, the realm of self-described Humanist bloggers, writers, conference speakers and panelists, magazine editors, podcasters, and organizational directors, is pretty thoroughly dominated by neoliberal values and thus mostly indifferent to the problems of poverty and inequality. How a religious organization deals with change is one test of its ultimate integrity and its adaptation to changing needs in a changing world. Over eighty million New Agers unified themselves for what was called the largest assembly of mass meditation in history.
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Tending the Epicurean Garden

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We could replace �humanism� with �Islam,� for instance, and, with due changes to the preferred method of inquiry, continue merrily on our way. Caesar built a Civilization upon power and it failed. The atheist world view is irrational and cannot consistently provide the preconditions of intelligible experience, science, logic, or morality. The idea has a 19th century ring to me; “Excelsior!” Yet I wonder whether that attitude is the way in which really significant accomplishments are achieved!
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Ageing, Gender, Embodiment and Dance: Finding a Balance

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The distinctive characteristics of Renaissance humanism were its emphasis on classical studies, or the humanities, and a conscious return to classical ideals and forms. She was honored with recognition as "The Women of the Century" in 1966. The views we publish are those of our contributors and in publishing them we are in no way affirming nor rejecting their viewpoint, simply showcasing them.] VB: Do you think feminism is a term and movement that would largely be embraced by humanists worldwide?
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Coming to Mind: The Soul and Its Body

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The French philosopher August Comte advanced, as part of his progressive view of history, a suggestion for a new religion, one which eliminated all supernaturalism and which emphasized science and human achievement. Friends and any one interested is welcome. But happy or sad, the experience of the individual had taken on a heroic tone. The best explanation is what the Bible tells us: we were created - as evidenced by the marvels of DNA - but then we fell and now endure the curse of 'bondage to decay' by mutations.
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Philosophy and Death: Introductory Readings

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There are moments in the movement that, as the “Blueprint” states, call for “…tak[ing] a protracted internal and external retrospective analysis….” Wouldn’t such analysis lead one to realize that the persistent drive to be self-determining is the most concrete dimension of being human? Then he helped organize a Reform synagogue in Windsor, Ontario. "I was uncomfortable with trying to make ‘God’ mean what it doesn’t mean," he says. "You can make God mean anything.
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Tragedy After Nietzsche: Rapturous Superabundance

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He writes a regularly for top national web sites, including FireDogLake and Huffington Post. Let us not forget that the Rockefellers (one-worlders) fund communistic and humanistic organizations. Humanist ethics is amenable to critical, rational guidance. I am both male and not angry about or offended by this post. So an employer cannot reason that "if loads of Sikhs joined my company, how could I continue to operate if I let them have this?", as this is a theoretical problem.
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Body Language: Representation in Action (MIT Press)

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Humanism is a view of life that combines reason with compassion. But the Christian reaction against humanism is not confined to the Barthians. It ends as follows; I get chills at the final note: I think the basis for our desire to be good — such as it is — lies in empathy, our capacity and propensity to put ourselves in another person’s place, to feel — to some extent — their pain and pleasure as our own. The Third Force movement was successful in an important way: its core values, such as respect for human dignity and the importance of personal growth, became shared by almost all psychologists, not just those who called themselves humanistic psychologists.
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The Teleology of Reason (Kantstudien-Erg Nzungshefte)

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How do we find it and will it make us happy? Yet, these are impermanent and shaky things on which to base one’s happiness. The meaning of life is what we choose to give it. 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] 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.
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Evolution and Rationality: Decisions, Co-operation and

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Some of them are astral projection which is training your soul to leave your body and travel around; contacting spirits so they may speak through you or guide you; using crystals to purify your body's and mind's energy systems; visualization where you use mental imagery to imagine yourself as an animal, in the presence of a divine being, or being healed of sickness, etc. S. government which wants to learn more about Communist China from Williams.
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Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

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We share similar prospects for happiness, and similar fears and ways of suffering – which means that the life we’re living right now is sometimes more than enough to focus on. Definition of humanism in English: 1[mass noun] A rationalist outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. ‘This has something to do with humanism, and humanist rationality.’ ‘I've always believed in the twin values of rationalism and humanism, but humanism has often felt as though it got short shrift in our community.’ ‘At the beginning of university, I was influenced by rationalism and humanism.’ ‘The roots of ethnology lay, in turn, in the traditions of natural history, moral philosophy and humanism.’ 1.1A Renaissance cultural movement which turned away from medieval scholasticism and revived interest in ancient Greek and Roman thought. ‘If there is any one aspect of the Renaissance that can be said to have been characteristic, that must surely be the movement known as humanism.’ ‘He read Latin and Italian literature, and he promoted Renaissance humanism in England.’ ‘Of the forces springing from the European Renaissance, humanism and the influence of classical learning came first.’ ‘Renaissance humanism did not necessarily promote natural philosophy, but its emphasis on mastery of classical languages and texts had the side effect of promoting the sciences.’ 1.2(among some contemporary writers) a system of thought criticized as being centred on the notion of the rational, autonomous self and ignoring the conditioned nature of the individual. ‘The Party, on the other hand, frowned upon too much individualism, too much humanism practiced by any of its members.’ ‘Historically, however, this tension has been a highly creative one, helping develop both a more rational humanism and a science of humanity compelled to address the exceptional character of human nature.’ ‘Enlightenment humanism freed the individual from the status quo of natural identity, allowing humanity to reach beyond self, to change rather than simply be.’ ‘The ideology that did most to sustain capitalism was humanism, the belief in man as the free, autonomous origin of history.’ What is British rhyming slang for feet?
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