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Humanism

Author: Tony Davies
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: New critical idiom.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Definitions of humanism have evolved throughout the centuries as the term has been adopted for a variety of purposes. This book offers an introduction to the many uses of this influential yet complex  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davies, Tony, 1940-
Humanism.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2008
(DLC) 2007028808
(OCoLC)155756694
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Davies
ISBN: 9781134104345 1134104340
OCLC Number: 808366447
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 168 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : What is humanism? --
1. The invention of humanity : Romantic humanism ; Renaissance man: a nineteenth-century creation ; The birth of modernity ; The religion of humanity --
2. Humanism and antihumanism : Nietzsche: humanism as metaphor and illusion ; Liberal humanism ; Modernism and anithumanism ; The twilight of liberal humanism ; Socialist humanism and theoretical antihumanism ; The death of man --
3. Humanists before humanism : Humanist printing ; Eloquence and identity ; Gender trouble ; Wind from the east ; Islamic humanism ; Humanist reading ; Pico della Mirandola and 'Renaissance humanism' --
4. Humanism and enlightenment : Nature and science ; Humanism and religion ; Enlightenment --
5. The end of humanism : Waiting for the post-man --
Towards a conclusion.
Series Title: New critical idiom.
Responsibility: Tony Davies.
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