[ US /ˈhjuməˌnɪzəm/ ]
[ UK /hjˈuːmənˌɪzəm/ ]
  1. the cultural movement of the Renaissance; based on classical studies
  2. the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
  3. the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
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How To Use humanism In A Sentence

  • That went hand in hand with an old-fashioned liberal humanism. Times, Sunday Times
  • Marx may be described as a humanist, and in this century humanism has been given expression, in both secular and religious forms, in the philosophy of existentialism.
  • The second conclusion we can draw is that Gray's opposition to the notion of historical moral progress poses no serious challenge to existential humanism.
  • The sorry repercussions of embracing superhumanism-a new absolutistic faith - are everywhere to be seen. He who says speciesism says fascism-
  • This realism remains inseparable from humanism, from a persistently innocent representation.
  • Finally, about Humanism, I would have thought that my use of the word "exorcise" suggested that Rabelais was indeed strongly attracted, and that the only way he could free himself from its trammels was by writing as he did. The Rabelais Story
  • In its antihumanism and in its thick impasto, with slices and diagonal blades of dark color making sharp edges à la Clyfford Still, this picture looks forward as well as backward. Return to the Grim and Dark
  • It is interesting and significant that the American Mullahs consistently identify "secular humanism" as the chief corruption of modern society.
  • He published On Humanism, a letter to Beaufret in which he distanced his own philosophy from French existentialism.
  • If there is any one aspect of the Renaissance that can be said to have been characteristic, that must surely be the movement known as humanism.
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