Utilitarianism, liberty & representative government

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Those of us who had perceived Eliot as sympathetic to humanism were disappointed. The classical studies of Petrarch and Boccaccio were shared by Coluccio Salutato (d. 1406), the Florentine chancellor. His brother, Gherardo, enters the service of the church as Petrarch does as well. Humanism downplayed religious and secular dogma and instead attached the greatest importance to the dignity and worth of the individual. wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the form of architectural designs, In the visual arts, humanism stood for (1) The emergence of the individual figure, in place of stereotyped, or symbolic figures. (2) Greater realism and consequent attention to detail, as reflected in the development of linear perspective and the increasing realism of human faces and bodies; this new approach helps to explain why classical sculpture was so revered, and why Byzantine art fell out of fashion. (3) An emphasis on and promotion of virtuous action: an approach echoed by the leading art theorist of the Renaissance Leon Battista Alberti (1404-72) when he declared, "happiness cannot be gained without good works and just and righteous deeds".
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The Case for Modern Man

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This is the contraction of the human consciousness which has caused humanity's descent into matter and its successful command of the physical forces therein. The categories are not entirely distinct, however, and often great ambiguity exists between them; this is especially true when traditional religious markers, such as God, immortality, and cosmic purpose, disappear, and religion comes to connote a particular relationship to the world (often ritualistic or emotional). This teaching allowed the Jews to develop a creative spiritual and religious life while they mourned the desolation of Zion, or Israel, and new centers of Jewish life emerged throughout the Diaspora.
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Humanity's End: Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement

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This signaled the beginning of the last phase of Roy's life in which he developed his philosophy of new humanism. Petrarch and Alberti were alert to the sense of estrangement that accompanies intellectual and moral autonomy, while Machiavelli would depict, in The Prince, a grim world in which the individual must exploit the weakness of the crowd or fall victim to its indignities. People today worship the church more than God. Let's get to the real meat of the debate.
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Consciousness and Revolt: An Exploration toward

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The Parisian "Society of Theophilanthropy" which he sponsored, is described by his biographer as "a forerunner of the ethical and humanist societies that proliferated later" ... [Paine's book] the trenchantly witty Age of Reason (1793) ... pours scorn on the supernatural pretensions of scripture, combining Voltairean mockery with Paine's own style of taproom ridicule to expose the absurdity of a theology built on a collection of incoherent Levantine folktales. [49] Davies identifies Paine's The Age of Reason as "the link between the two major narratives of what Jean-François Lyotard [50] calls the narrative of legitimation": the rationalism of the 18th-century Philosophes and the radical, historically based German 19th-century Biblical criticism of the Hegelians David Friedrich Strauss and Ludwig Feuerbach. "The first is political, largely French in inspiration, and projects 'humanity as the hero of liberty'.
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The Tower and the Abyss: An Inquiry Into the Transformation

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The terms Humanism and Humanist are essentially meaningless when used by themselves; their meaning only becomes clear when preceded by an adjective, as in: Christian Humanism: a philosophy based on Christian beliefs about the nature of God, and which advocate people's fulfillment by personal effort. This sort of sad event is happening constantly, and the evidence that it is due to human activity has become as overwhelming as the reminder of our species' own limited lifespan.
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The Ecological Thought

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She is currently active in a number of humanist groups worldwide. Second, there is an affirmation that ethical values are human and have no meaning independent of human experience; thus humanism is an ethical philosophy in which man is central. (1973a, 2) This passage reflects the ambivalence in, on the one hand, acknowledging that humanity has no privileged place in nature while, on the other hand, appearing to place humanity back on center stage.
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A New Look at Humanism: In Architecture, Landscapes, and

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The amoraim also edited collections of the commentaries known as Midrashim. We tend to be free-thinkers who aspire to a progressive, compassionate world free from religious privilege, discrimination and intolerance. The movement led to a restudy of the Scriptures and gave impetus to the Reformation. This was an act of colossal self-assurance that could only, perhaps, have been initiated by Pope Julius II. He painted objects and people as they actually looked in nature.
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French All Talk Complete Language Course (16 Hour/16 Cds):

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While the Industrial Revolution was not absolutely necessary for, nor was the it the cause of, the rise in popularity for each of these movements - it did serve to amplify their influence. In contrast to this, the Bible says that God alone is the creator: "This is what the LORD says -- your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself" (Isa. 44:24, NIV).
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Mental Symbols: A Defence of the Classical Theory of Mind

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Nonviolence is recognizable in the actions carried forth by Mathatma Gandhi, Martin L. Bertha Gober, one of the Albany State students, chooses to remain in jail over the holidays to dramitize their demand for justice. Why is your movement content with such an egregious disparity in sentencing? Allows you to replace the uploaded background image. Its adoption by historians of ideas is linked with particular ways of doing history, first in the context of German historicist Geisteswissenschaften, then in connection with the methods developed by the ‘Cambridge School’, centered on the reconstruction of political discourses, exemplified by John Pocock and Quentin Skinner.
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The City of Man

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When CORE and CIG threaten a massive "Freedom Motorcade," most US-40 and US-1 restaurants finally agree to desegregate. Among the papal promoters of the movement Pope Nicholas V (1447-1455) was one of the most noted. In the United States, the freedom to pursue enhancement technologies is effectively guaranteed under the Constitution (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.) A fundamental flaw with all utopian (transhumanist in this case) thinking, is one of failing to understand the darkness, fears and unpredictability of the human psyche.
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