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Category: Disambiguation The humanities are those academic disciplines which study the human condition using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. ... Renaissance humanism (often designated simply as humanism) was a European intellectual movement beginning in Florence in the last decades of the 14th century. ... Humanism is a broad category of ethical philosophies that affirm the dignity and worth of all people, based on the ability to determine right and wrong by appeal to universal human qualitiesâparticularly rationality. ... This article discusses Humanism as a non-theistic life stance. ... Humanistic psychology is a school of psychology that emerged in the 1950s in reaction to both behaviorism and psychoanalysis. ... Humanist is an international electronic seminar on humanities computing and the digital humanities, in the form of a long-running electronic mailing list and its associated archive. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... In typography, serifs are the small features at the end of strokes within letters. ... Optima is the name of a typeface designed by Hermann Zapf between 1952-1955. ... New Swiss road signs use the typeface Frutiger. ... Johnston printing blocks Johnston (or Johnston Sans) is the sans-serif typeface used throughout the 20th century for lettering on London Transport: London Underground and London Buses. ... Gill Sans is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Eric Gill in 1927-30. ... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...
Secular humanism is distinguished from the broader category of humanism in that the secularhumanist prefers free inquiry over dogmatic wisdom—upholding the scientific method for inquiry, while rejecting revealed knowledge and theistic morality, though not necessarily faith.
The largest humanist organisation in the world (relative to population) is Norway's Human-Etisk Forbund , which had over 69,000 members out of a population of around 4.6 million in 2004 , though this is partly attributable to a unique set of Church-State relations.
By the 1970s the term was embraced by humanists who, although critical of religion in its various guises, were deliberately non-religious, as opposed to anti-religious, which means that it has nothing to do with spiritual, religious, or ecclesiastical doctrines, beliefs, or power structures.
Many early doctrines calling themselves "humanist", were based on Protagoras's famous claim that "man is the measure of all things." In context, this asserted that people are the ultimate determiners of value and morality— not objective or absolutist codices.
Renaissance humanists believed that the liberalarts (art, grammar, rhetoric, oratory, history, poetry, using classical texts, and the studies of all of the above) should be practiced by all levels of "rich-ness".
Other types of people that may be considered "religious humanists" are those who, despite believing in an organized religion, don't consider it necessary to derive all their moral values from that religion.
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