humanism: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hy'mu-niz"um or, often, y'-), [key]
- any system or mode of thought or action in which human interests, values, and dignity predominate.
- devotion to or study of the humanities.
- (sometimes cap.) the studies, principles, or culture of the humanists.
- a variety of ethical theory and practice that emphasizes reason, scientific inquiry, and human fulfillment in the natural world and often rejects the importance of belief in God.
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