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Kevin ClarkPhilosophy p2HumanismThe word humanism has a number of meanings and because there are so manydifferent meanings it can be quite confusing if you dont know what kind of humanismsomeone is talking aboutLiterary Humanism is a devotion to the humanities or literary cultureRenaissance Humanism is the spirit of learning that developed at the end of the middleages with the revival of classical letters and a renewed confidence in the ability ofhumanbeings to determine for themselves truth and falsehoodCultural Humanism is the rational and empirical tradition that originated largely inancient Greece and Rome evolved through out European history and now constitutes abasic part of the Western approach to science political theory ethics and lawPhilosophical Humanism is any outlook or way of life centered on human need andinterest Sub categories of this type include the two followingChristian Humanism is defined by Websters Third New International Dictionaryas a philosophy advocating the self fulfillment of man within the framework ofChristian principles This more human oriented faith is largely a product of theRenaissance and is a part of what made up Renaissance humanismModern Humanism also called Naturalistic Humanism Scien- tific HumanismEthical Humanism and Democratic Humanism is defined by one of its leadingproponents Corollas Lamont as a naturalistic philosophy that rejects allsupernaturalism and relies primarily upon reason and science democracy andhuman compassion Modern Humanism has a dual origin both secular andreligious and these constitute its sub categoriesSecular Humanism is an outgrowth of 18th century enlightenmentrationalism and 19th century freethought Many secular groups such asthe Council for Democratic and Secular Humanism and the AmericanRationalist Federation and many otherwise unaffiliated academicphilosophers and scientists advocate this philosophyReligious Humanism emerged out of Ethical Culture Unitarianism andUniversalism Today many Unitarian- Universalist congregations and allEthical Culture societies describe themselves as humanist in the modernsense The most critical irony in dealing with Modern Humanism is the inability of itssupporters to agree on whether or not this world veiw is religious The Secular Humanistsbelieve it is a philosophy where
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