Category Archives: Humanism

Reference and Consciousness (Oxford Cognitive Science

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While the Rastafarian ideology contains elements of some of the above characterizations, they are all limiting stereotypes-and in many cases, uninformed misrepresentations- that do not grasp the movement's definitive character and ethos. Instead of finding solace in prefabricated answers to the great questions of life, Humanists enjoy the open-endedness of a quest and the freedom of discovery that this entails. The present time in its loss of traditional standards is not without analogy to the Athens of the Periclean age; and so it is not surprising, perhaps, that we should see a refurbishing of the old sophistries.

Fighting for Life: Contest, Sexuality, and Consciousness

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In Kierkegaard, the singularity of existence comes to light at the moment of conflict between ethics and religious faith. If such a view is not to collapse into contradiction the notions of facticity and transcendence must be elucidated. Because, after all this time, he still stands out alone among all the famous saints and sages from antiquity to the present. The problem is that there is an enormous gulf between the THEORY of what feminism is allegedly about (the dictionary definition) and the PRACTICE of what feminism really is and does in reality.

On Meaning in Life

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During the Renaissance period in Western Europe, humanist movements attempted to demonstrate the benefit of gaining learning from classical, pre-Christian sources in and of themselves, or for secular ends such as political science and rhetoric. Materialists make the error of assuming that because most science supports a materialistic view and the immediately sensed suggests a materialistic interpretation, all science supports this view and all reality is material.

Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction

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That is, the rise of materialism and the belief in the universality of the phenomenal world accompanied with the decline of the knowledge of the spirit worlds underpinning physical reality. The important thing about transhumanism is that while a lot of such predictions may in fact be possible (and may even be in their embryonic stages right now), a strong skeptical eye is required for any claimed prediction about the fields it covers. The satirist Crotus Rubianus Euricius Cordus, the witty epigrammatist, and the elegant poet and merry companion, Eobanus Hessus, belonged also to the Erfurt circle.

Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After

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Love others, and show outgoing concern for humanity. So the law is set up in such a way that the woman is not held accountable for her actions of helping create that new person, the law lets her run away from her responsibilities with no penalties in the slightest even though her irresponsibility results in the death of a defenseless human being yet the man’s irresponsibility of being a deadbeat dad which results in the woman not getting a monthly check in the mail is illegal.

The Immortality Deliberation: Thoughts on Man's Search for

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By the middle of the 16th century humanism had won wide acceptance as an educational system. Furthermore, there are independent secular reasons why schools offer the curriculum that they do. Sixtus IV (1471-84) re-established the Vatican Library, neglected by his predecessors, and appointed Platina librarian. "Here reigns an incredible freedom of thought", was Filelfo's description of the Roman Academy of Pomponio Leto (d. 1498), an institute which was the boldest champion of antiquity in the capital of Christendom.

The Measure of Mind: Propositional Attitudes and their

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Sol Gordon says, �The traditional family, with all its supposed attributes, enslaved woman; it reduced her to a breeder and caretaker of children, a servant to her spouse, a cleaning lady, and at times a victim of the labor market as well.�2 As Paul Kurtz acknowledges, �The feminist movement was begun and has been nourished by leading humanist women.�3 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Betty Friedan,4 Gloria Steinem, and Simone de Beauvoir are early founders of the woman�s movement, and as Kurtz concludes, �Humanism and feminism are inextricably interwoven.�5 Rendered with permission from the book, Understanding the Times: The Collision of Today�s Competing Worldviews (Rev. 2nd ed), David Noebel, Summit Press, 2006.

Greening the psychological pollution of human

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At meetings, to promote a sort of communal conversation ethic, women were each doled out an equal number of poker chips. It means “son of a papermaker” and it has been traditionally adopted by dissidents and apostates within Islam who used it to protect their identity when criticizing the Muslim religion. He thinks the India-Pakistan relationship is an important issue for us, to ask for gradual reduction in armaments - asking World Without Wars and without Violence (WWW&WV), and Humanist Party of India (HP) central policy to reflect that.

The Human Situation: A Philosophical Anthropology (Studies

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When our Parks are not available nearby, a Centre of Work can be considered to be any place temporarily rented to do these works. Explore the relationship between photography and performance in Performing for the Camera at Tate Modern. The Society of Friends was the first Christian denomination to give women equal rights with men within the church. Its definition is thus to some extent one of historical convenience. The word "humanism" has a number of meanings, and because authors and speakers often don't clarify which meaning they intend, those trying to explain humanism can easily become a source of confusion.

The Matter of the Mind

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Many of the great philosophers, scientists and moral thinkers were essentially humanist, because they did not accept traditional beliefs but thought for themselves and pushed human knowledge forwards. Among them Duke of Zhou, respected as a founder of Rujia (Confucianism), is especially prominent and pioneering in humanistic thought. We are guided by practical, scientific and technical understanding for the benefit all people everywhere, now and in the future. In a recent pamphlet on humanism, one of its practitioners listed its basic tenets as these: Showing love to all humans.