The Art of Being

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Many scholars, both ancient and modern, believe the rejection of the Greek Septuagint by the ancient Jews was a reaction against the Greek-speaking Christians. Eliot considered humanism to be sentimental "slop" (Hulme) or overly feminine (Pound) [60] and wanted to go back to a more manly, authoritarian society such as (they believed) existed in the Middle Ages. Christian humanists paid particular attention to Christ, as expressing many of the thoughts in common with the humanist.
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Markings

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Thus, as Symonds asks, "How could the Last Judgment be expressed in plastic form? " The chief events of Christ's life removed him beyond the reach of sculpture. Scientific inquiry has pushed into what is traditionally regarded as the 'metaphysical' realm." "In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences." – Robert Green Ingersoll The FSI is a South African non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting free speech, free thought and scientific reasoning.
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Philosophy of Mind: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge

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The Syrian government has not until now co-operated with those requesting it to allow the UN investigative team already in the country to try and determine from whence the 21 August chemical attack came. Thus existentialism's focus on authenticity leads to a distinctive stance toward ethics and value-theory generally. Sometimes God takes from us the thing that you put in His place. According to polls, a solid majority of Americans do support more airstrikes in Syria.
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The Beginning of the End: Manifesto of an Apocalypse Girl

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Those Renaissance humanists who were most captivated by the ancient science -- and the assumptions about the nature of the universe underlying it -- tended to be the more revolutionary thinkers of the period. Nevertheless this situation does not necessarily lead to a closer understanding and co-operation between Christians and humanists. During the renaissance humanism stood for the intellectual attitudes of the ancient world paired with the wide acceptance of the existence of God.... [tags: Philosophy] Humanism - Humanism Humanism was a new way of thinking that came about in fourteenth century, the time of the Renaissance.
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The Labyrinth: God, Darwin, and the Meaning of Life

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The works of Petrarch first displayed the new interest in the intellectual values of the Classical world in the early 14th century and the romance of this era as rediscovered in the Renaissance period can be seen expressed by Boccaccio. CONTENTS of Music History 102: As is usual with information on the history of Western music, this site has been organized according to the eras of history: After the collapse of the Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, Western Europe entered a time known as "The Dark Ages" — a period when invading hordes of Vandals, Huns, and Visigoths overran Europe.
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The Problem Of Philosophy

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In some cases, religious freethinkers have explicitly sought to create an alternative religion, in other cases, the movement may attempt to replace religion but avoid the label. Later Anaxagoras, often described as the "first freethinker", contributed to the development of science as a method of understanding the universe. The qualities of intelligence which it chiefly prizes are modulation and flexibility.
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Pioneer Humanists

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These shortcomings are inconveniences but hardly fundamental barriers to human development. The necessity for a new society is clear from the working peoples’ opposition to alienated labor, widening class inequality, and war. This way of understanding the world, of finding meaning in life, and of grounding moral thinking is also found in many other cultures. But in all the states, the communists compromised with the religious sentiments of people and never encouraged the efforts of rationalists, humanists and skeptics.
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Elusive Mind (Muirhead Library of Philosophy)

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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. This shift towards a non-political agenda is epitomised in the special treatment accorded the classical language. There are many other theoretical problems that demand attention as well, of course. 13. Nicholas V (1447-55) sought by the erection of buildings and the collection of books to restore the glory of Rome.
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Poetry And Imagination (An Essay)

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The men of the revival were soon followed by a generation of itinerant teachers and their scholars. Our protest was so vague that we got nothing, and the people were left very depressed and in despair. ... It will be good to see new and old friends at what promises to be a very interesting, stimulating and thought provoking evening. Humanists are thus commonly evolutionists. Jews were allowed to remain in Spain only on the condition that they convert to Catholicism.
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Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy (Technologies of

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The dominant view is called modern or naturalistic humanism and traces its lineage to Aristotle and Socrates (Gogineni, 2000). They argue that poor, rural Blacks have no money for lunch counters or other public facilities and what they need most is political power that in Mississippi has to begin with winning the right to vote. Thus, he is born submerged in a natural and also a social world plagued by physical and mental aggression that he experiences as pain and suffering.
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