Humanism

Humanism

WordNet



noun


(1)   The doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
(2)   The doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
(3)   The cultural movement of the Renaissance; based on classical studies
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. The historical revival of Classical culture, notably during the Renaissance circa 16th century
  2. An ethical system that centers on humans and their values, needs, interests, abilities, dignity and freedom; especially used for a secular one, as an alterative to religious values.
  3. Humanitarianism, philanthropy
  4. The study of the humanities or the liberal arts