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noun as in philosophy in which human interests predominate

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Whatever the case, she stuck with her style of “anarchic humanism” — figurative painting, not abstract — even as her style grew increasingly outdated.

It was the ultimate guarantor of the humanism he advanced against Nazism.

For religious parents concerned that teaching humanism to kids might turn them into psychopaths, this is a very gentle book.

These, he insisted, were harbingers of the twin plagues of socialism and secular humanism.

Gloria Steinem famously said that feminism is, at its core, humanism.

Our vehement prejudices leave us no patience for his appeal to radical humanism.

There are two radical differences between Humanism and Christianity.

Humanism concerns itself solely with Man, so that Man is its first and last care.

Even Chaucer is not so complete in his humanism, his love of all sorts and conditions of men.

It is only possible for the rational gospel of humanism, the great religion of natural sympathy, to heal the breach.

The opponents of humanism are wrong to combat antiquity as well; for in antiquity they have a strong ally.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to humanism, such as: altruism, benevolence, humanitarianism, and humaneness.

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