A Theory of Content and Other Essays

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Humanism is a worldview and a moral philosophy that considers humans to be of primary importance. It is customary to begin the history of Humanism with Dante (1265-1321), and Petrarch (1304-74). Men shouldn’t need to act like a gentlemen, pay more insurance, or have less social benefits (such as “women only areas”). He also believed that all man's talents were a gift from God, to be used to the fullest and not subordinate to religion. Jewu 403 How do non-Jews achieve salvation? Noahide laws JewU 155 Is universal salvation a Jewish belief?
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Ancient Philosophy of the Self (The New Synthese Historical

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In 1439, while employed in Naples at the court of Alfonso V of Aragon (at the time engaged in a dispute with the Papal States) the humanist Lorenzo Valla used stylistic textual analysis, now called philology, to prove that the Donation of Constantine, which purported to confer temporal powers on the Pope of Rome, was an eighth-century forgery. [29] For the next seventy years, however, neither Valla nor any of his contemporaries thought to apply the techniques of philology to other controversial manuscripts in this way.
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Reason and Sentiment: An Address Delivered in the Aula of

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This short book, only 8,000 finely crafted words, focuses squarely on the inherent irrationality of religion and reveals its utter irreconcilability with science. S. federal district judge rules that the state's 2004 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage violates the Equal Protection clause in the U. Some religious humanists may seek profound "religious" experiences, such as those that others would associate with the presence of God, despite interpreting these experiences differently.
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Living Without a Goal

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The eponymous moment of the book is ‘Machiavellian’ both insofar as it takes Renaissance civic humanism as an exemplary manifestation of republican and patriotic collective sentiment and inasmuch as it can be considered the response to a crisis amounting to what Machiavelli would call an occasione, a moment of disorder that gives scope to the formative activity of a new beginning. It is only realized by the workers themselves being master over production.” Chomsky quotes one of the better expressions of this view by William Paul (member of the Marxist-De Leonist Socialist Labor Party) writing in The State: its Origins and Function that “[t]he revolutionary Socialist denies that State ownership can end in anything other than a bureaucratic despotism…Industry can only be democratically owned and controlled by the workers electing directly from their own ranks industrial administrative committees.” Anarchists contend that the State exists as Rocker wrote, to serve and secure the interests of those wielding State power and that whether they be the bourgeoisie or the vanguard of the radical intelligentsia they will perpetuate it for their own interests, for, as Bakunin observed, even workers entering into the bureaucracy of the state cease being members of the proletariat.
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Agency, Freedom, and Moral Responsibility

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The UD calls on all states to promote the rights and freedoms proclaimed and to act “to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance” by various means, including ratification of treaties and enabling legislation. This is why feminism centres on women, the civil rights movement centres on POC (People of Colour) and why intersectionality is a vital tool in understanding the different layers of privilege and oppression.
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Aristotle's Man: Speculations Upon Aristotelian Anthropology

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We supported that candidate, but he didn’t follow through.’” The only way for President Obama to regain the confidence of a majority of Americans is to keep to his campaign pledges, to stop being a business-as-usual functionary and to stop caving into some of the most extreme elements and compromising with them on far too important issues, but as any analysis of American political economy reveals, such a departure from within is practically impossible.
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The Importance of Spinoza for the Modern Philosophy of

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What stands out now is that the enduring idea takes on new forms. Jinah did not want an independent Pakistan, the talk was about a region of India that would or could be Muslim. Humanism is a fairly new name for a very old philosophy. They involve glimpses of such things as: unconditional compassion, greater humility, extreme empathy, profound experience, a sense of the sacred, revelatory perspectives, and so on. He led the remaining troops of Israel to swift victories over the Philistines and other enemies.
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Philosophy of Mind

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Freedom to Learn (1969; 1983; 1993) is a classic statement of educational possibility in this respect. Discovering the Western Past: A Look at the Evidence – Volume I: To 1789. It keeps a firm belief that the present word can be changed with the effort if human being. But to my mind “do unto others as you would have them do to you” is so broad as to be meaningless, unless you limit it to the minor-league domain of niceness. In the Curia itself a semipagan spirit was bred by the Humanists.
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How We Act: Causes, Reasons, and Intentions (Paperback) -

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In part this seemed to be because there was no word to cover the whole spectrum of fundamental beliefs about what are sometimes called Ultimate Questions about Life, the Universe and Everything – about the nature of existence & the universe and how we should behave. “Lifestance” covers the whole spectrum. However, before going abroad, Roy needed some rest. His reign is widely considered a failure. They conclude that the coming ethical issue is not the creation of so-called monsters but what they characterize as the " yuck factor " and " human-racism " that would judge and treat these creations as monstrous. [20] [52] Some critics of transhumanism allege an ableist bias in the use of such concepts as "limitations", "enhancement" and "improvement".
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Mind: An Essay on Human Feeling, Volume 1

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The latter, however, ever remained a true supporter of the Church and the pope. But it was only the philosopher and rabbinical scholar Maimonides who, in the twelfth century, succeeded in formulating a statement of Jewish doctrine that obtained an authoritative status. Humanists believe that such possibilities lead to the diverse ways of human development. According to the Humanist Manifestos I & II: Humanism is "a philosophical, religious, and moral point of view."[3] Not all humanists, though, want to be identified as “religious,” because they understand that religion is (supposedly) not allowed in American public education.
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