Humanism

Humanism is an approach in study, philosophy, world view or practice that focuses on human values and concerns. This category regards any type of humanism, as well as questions about famous humanists.

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What is the definition for historical period?

A historical period, or era as it's sometimes called, is a period of time that is readily identifiable by particular things, events and or persons that happened or existed during that time.

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How did the plague lead to humanism?

The plague was so catastrophic that it led many people to one of two conclusions: Either God is very angry at us or there is no God. When the church was unable to to stop the plague many took this as a sign that religion was no longer valid and that people should look to each other for the solutions to life's problems. Of course, the plague also saw the polar opposite in the rise of very intensely religious groups as well.

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How did humanism contrast with Church teachings during the Renaissance?

Humanism had the philosophy that people are rational beings. The nobility and value of the individual was emphasized. Church teachings relied a lot more on the word of god. Church believers didn't depend on themselves to make society flourish, they just followed the word of god blindly.

Hope that helps!!

Cal

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How did humanism affect the Renaissance worldview?

Humanism was a new way of thinking, born in the renaissance. Humanists believed that people should enjoy life on earth, and question the bible while interpreting how they wish. Humanism was more independent from the Roman Catholic Church, and allowed people to think about other things rather than just Religion. Even in art, artists were begging to paint new things, other than just religious ideas and portraying humanist ideas. This effected the Renaissance Worldview because people of the time started to believe more in Humanist ideas and life on earth rather than just working to death, just to go to heaven.

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What is existentialist humanism?

That the human being is supreme, period

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What represents change?

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A lot of things represent change.

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What is the value of a 2004 Honda Civic?

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How might a Renaissance sculptor convey humanism?

By using a balancing technique developed by an ancient Greek sculptor.

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What best describes humanism?

a secular study of the classics.

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What aspects of life did humanism influence around the Renaissance?

humanism greatly impacted the ranassiance because humanism in the individual, and the renassiance was rebirth. so it is basically the rebirth of humanism
Humanism not only influenced Renaissance ideas but really sparked their creation. Humanism places man before God.

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What qualities do you look for in a boss?

Following is the few qualities but not limited to, that I would look for in a Boss: 1. Treat me with respect, dignity and equally. 2. Have a honest and open communication with me. 3. Recognize me for my efforts and the value I provide to the company.

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Why is Petrarch called the father of humanism?

Petrarch was called the father of humanism because he taught the people of the renaissance how to be "human" in other words how to enjoy life by dancing, being creative, or being curious without having to worry about not following the rights of the bible or not being christian. Petrarch told them that they could be "human" and still be good Christian's. He introduced to them the importance of education and made people think about new things like different music and dances. Because Petrarch made everyone curious about inventing or being creative, now we have our modern dances like shuffling or jerking and music like rapping, have you ever heard the saying "curiosity killed the cat, and satisfaction brought it back"? Well in this case of the curiosity in the renaissance, we have our modern music, dances, and even clothe styles.

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The movement of Humanism was set in motion by?

rediscovery of classical art and literature.

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How did humanism affect the renaissance?

humanism -a way of thinking and learning that stresses the importance of human abilities and actions. hope this helped :D

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How did the influence of humanism affect our current Western culture?

The influence of humanism has affected the current Western culture in various ways. This is aligned with secularism which seems to directly influence political and religious views.

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How was Renaissance art affected by humanism?

Humanism affected Renaissance art by the way humanism was. Humanists believed in individuality and human societies therefore using ancient Romans and Greeks models but expressed them with humanist ideas.

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How is humanism different from what people cared about during the Middle Ages?

In the late 1300's early 1400's the church found itself challenged by the men returning from the crusades with new ideas. One of these was Neoplatonic thinking that said man could communicate with God without the church. This idea took all the power away from the church and they did everything they could to hold on to the power they had for a 1000 years. Michelangelo's painting in the Sistine chapel reflects the new thinking with man touching the hand of God. This resulted in a turning away from the divine to the importance of human needs and to humanism that affirms the ability of man to lead ethical lives and to aspire for a greater good without the church telling them they had to do what they were told or else be in sin.

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How did Erasmus use humanism to shape Christian ideas?

Erasmus studied ancient Christian works for inspiration. He also translated the Bible to the vernacular, so everybody could read it.

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How did Italian renaissance humanism influence the visual arts of that period?

it influenced the arts because most art before this time was religious themed, and in the renaissance artists started doing portraits and signing their work. Artists also began making humans with more characteristics and better proportioned.

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What did Christian humanism movement focus on?

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What was the New Worldview during the Renaissance age and how did it relate to humanism?

During the renaissance age, people's worldview began to shift. They began to believe in the power of the human being, and how the human being can do things on his own without divine intervention. They saw the world as something to discover, and began to find things out for themselves. The world was a new and interesting place, and they saw that they had a role in it. This idea in itself, the power of the human being, is the basis of the humanist ideals. The worldview of the renaissance age was, for the most part, a humanistic worldview, which sparked so many great things, along with our modern age.

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How would you celebrate a humanist baby naming ceremony?

i think the thing about humanist is that its really your decision , there are no set rules, i seen one on tv it had colorful balloons, lots of close friends, food, they let the balloons go to symbolize the birth of a new person with new life and choices.

i dont know too much about humanist except that its about freedom of choice and somewhat nature related.

i was considering a humanist wedding ceremony myself a while ago (because it looked about right for my beliefs)

You should maybe go look in a library, or internet sites.

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Ethics and Morality
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How does Secular Morality operate?

Scientists have observed that "altruism" is a survival trait in animals that live in communal settings (herd animals, colony animals, tribal animals) that lets the species flourish at a cost to the individual. It is the action of "taking one for the team" that sees people reducing the selfish desire to get the best for themselves and letting everyone else suffer.


Calling it "Morality" tends to dress this innate impulse up, claiming it comes from some higher power. Atheists therefore act on the basic programming for survival when they are altruistic and exhibit "morality". This is somewhat the opposite of the view of the basic nature of mankind held by many "theists" who see basic human traits leading only to a "me first" outlook.


Consider the quote by Albert Einstein:

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.


Non-religious people find more productive activities in which to engage their time and resources. They are more reality based, working to improve and enrich this life experience for everyone. In addition to being better educated, statistics show that atheistic societies are among the most developed, wealthiest, most democratic, most free, most peaceful, healthiest, most egalitarian, most environmentally mindful, least wasteful, least corrupt, least violent, and least judgmental societies in the world. Those attributes spill over to their criminal justice systems where there is less imprisonment, comprehensive drug and alcohol abuse treatment, psychiatric treatment when needed, education, job training and strong community support for those who end up in the criminal justice systems.

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How did the Italian humanism differ from christian humanism?

Christian Humanism was religious and Italian humanism was about human potential and achievement

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Who was the first leader of the christian humanism movement?

Erasmus

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