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Renaissance vs. Humanism

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Renaissancenoun

A rebirth or revival.

Humanismnoun

The study of the humanities or the liberal arts; literary (especially classical) scholarship.

Renaissancenoun

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Humanismnoun

Specifically, a cultural and intellectual movement in 14th-16th century Europe characterised by attention to classical culture and a promotion of vernacular texts, notably during the Renaissance.

Renaissancenoun

A new birth, or revival.

β€˜The Renaissance was rather the last stage of the Middle Ages, emerging from ecclesiastical and feudal despotism, developing what was original in mediæval ideas by the light of classic arts and letters.’;

Humanismnoun

An ethical system that centers on humans and their values, needs, interests, abilities, dignity and freedom; especially used for a secular one which rejects theistic religion and superstition.

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Renaissancenoun

the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries

Humanismnoun

Humanitarianism, philanthropy.

Renaissancenoun

the revival of learning and culture

Humanismnoun

Human nature or disposition; humanity.

β€˜[She] looked almost like a being who had rejected with indifference the attitude of sex for the loftier quality of abstract humanism.’;

Renaissance

The Renaissance (UK: rin-AY-sΙ™nss, US: (listen) REN-Ι™-sahnss) is a term used to describe a period in European history marking the transition from the Middle Ages to modernity and covering the 15th and 16th centuries. It occurred after the Crisis of the Late Middle Ages and was associated with great social change.

Humanismnoun

The study of the humanities; polite learning.

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Humanismnoun

A doctrine or ethical point of view that emphasizes the dignity and worth of individual people, rejects claims of supernatural influences on humans, and stresses the need for people to achieve improvement of society and self-fulfillment through reason and to develop human-oriented ethical values without theism.

Humanismnoun

the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare

Humanismnoun

the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural

Humanismnoun

the cultural movement of the Renaissance; based on classical studies

Humanism

Humanism is a philosophical stance that emphasizes the potential and agency of human beings, individually and socially. It considers human beings as the starting point for serious moral and philosophical inquiry.

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