Associations to the word «Humanism»


HUMANISM, noun. The study of the humanities or the liberal arts; literary (especially classical) scholarship. [from 19th c.]
HUMANISM, noun. (historical) (often capitalized) 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. [from 19th c.]
HUMANISM, noun. 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. [from 19th c.]
HUMANISM, noun. Humanitarianism, philanthropy.

Dictionary definition

HUMANISM, noun. The doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare.
HUMANISM, noun. The doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural.
HUMANISM, noun. The cultural movement of the Renaissance; based on classical studies.

Wise words

Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.