What is Humanism?

      Humanism is an ethos, attitude or way of life centered on human interests or values, stressing an individual's dignity and worth and capacity for self-realization through reason and other human skills.  It usually rejects supernaturalism, but some religious people consider themselves humanists. (from Humanism - Wikipedia,)


     This series of pages is an attempt to find out whose ideas and what ideas over the centuries lead to the current humanist movement.  Each person on these pages contributed in many ways to Humanism through their ideas, concepts and thought processes.

Additional resources on Humanism

Council for Secular Humanism Humanism  Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Humanist Institute Humanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Humanist Manifesto III A Quick Index to Humanism Online
Humanism A Definition of Humanism
What is Humanism What's the Humanist Movement

Internet Resources 

Project Gutenberg
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Bartleby.com Quotes Online
Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
Stanford Encyclopedia of

Software Resources

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

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