HumanismRenaissance humanism is the cultural movement in Europe during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, that revived the language (in particular the Greek language), science, and poetry of classical antiquity (mainly Ancient Greece).
A person primarily studying languages related to classical antiquity, such as Greek or Latin, and the art, literature and poetry of this epoch may sometimes be called a humanist and the main area of concern for these people is then referred to as humanities.
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3 List of humanists
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Humanism -- the humanist ethos
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
Humanism -- confused terminology
The writings of Pre-Socratic philosophers were lost to obscurity until Renaissance scholars rediscovered and translated them into modern language. Thus the term "humanist" can mean humanities scholar (who may be hostile to Secular Humanism and The Enlightenment), Renaissance intellectuals, and those who have agreement with the Pre-Socratics. To make matters worse, some use the term as a synonym for "humanitarian".
List of humanists