humanists

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  • humanists — hu·man·ist || hjuːmÉ™nɪst n. advocate of human rights, advocate of a system of thought which values human dignity and achievements; student of the humanities …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Legal humanists — The legal humanists were a group of scholars of Roman law, which arose in 16th century France (Bourges) as a reaction against the Commentators. They had a general disdain for the Middle Ages and felt nothing good could come from then. They also… …   Wikipedia

  • North East Humanists — NEH Chairman Barrie Berkley introduces the philosopher A.C. Grayling at the NEH 50th anniversary lecture. The Tyneside Group of the North East Humanists (NEH) was founded on September 17, 1957, although organised secularism in the North East had… …   Wikipedia

  • International League of Humanists — (ILH) is a non profit international association of eminent humanists. Its headquarters are in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and its primary objective is promotion of worldwide peace and human rights. Its current president is Sonja Stiegelbauer …   Wikipedia

  • List of humanists — This is a partial list of famous humanists, including both secular and religious humanists.* Clark Adams (1969 ndash;2007) was former president of the Humanist Association of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada, and a life member of the American… …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists — (or NZARH) is an organisation, established in 1927 in New Zealand for the promotion of rationalism and secular humanism. The principal aims are stated as: To advocate a rational, humane, and secular view of life without reference to supernatural… …   Wikipedia

  • Estienne family —    humanists    Beginning a family of French humanists, Robert Estienne (1498 1559) was born in Paris and is the author of Trésor de la langue latine (15 31), he was also a translator. Along with bonaventure des préier, clément marot, and… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • humanism — /hyooh meuh niz euhm/ or, often, /yooh /, n. 1. any system or mode of thought or action in which human interests, values, and dignity predominate. 2. devotion to or study of the humanities. 3. (sometimes cap.) the studies, principles, or culture… …   Universalium

  • Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …   Universalium

  • Humanism — is a broad category of ethical philosophies that affirm the dignity and worth of all people, based on the ability to determine right and wrong by appealing to universal human qualities, particularly rationality. [ cite book title=Compact Oxford… …   Wikipedia

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