Utilitarianism, Liberty and Representative Government

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This increasing wealth provided the financial support for a growing number of commissions of large public and private art projects, while the trade routes upon which it was based greatly assisted the spread of ideas and thus contributed to the growth of the movement across the Continent. In addition to its status as the richest trading nation with both Europe and the Orient, Italy was blessed with a huge repository of classical ruins and artifacts. By this time the Supreme Court had begun to ask whether secular humanism is a religion within the meaning of the First Amendment, and Torcasco v.

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Raya Dunayevskaya: Philosopher of Marxist-Humanism:

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It is now time for Humanity, as a whole, to take a stand and speak out on an ongoing basis to ask our leaders to truly represent the requirements and needs of all us, not just the financial and corporate elite. The key characteristics of the work of The Community are: Voluntarism - disinterested giving allows the truly human dimension to appear. Like Dante, a century before him, who looked to Virgil to guide him through Hell and back (The Divine Comedy), Machiavelli read widely in Greek and Roman history, literature, and philosophy and applied the leadership guidelines of the pre-Christian era to create a new political philosophy.

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The Difference of Man and the Difference It Makes

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And that’s what Islam is: A religion that effectively removes God from society in order for wicked men to lord it over other men. In keeping my promise I act in accord with duty; and if I keep it because it is my duty, I also act morally (according to Kant) because I am acting for the sake of duty. We are not called to make everyone believe just the way we believe, but God expects us to stand for truth and resist Satan’s efforts to seduce and draw unsuspecting innocents away from God’s plan for every human being.

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Phenomenology of Life - From the Animal Soul to the Human

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Moreover, since feminism believes that men and women should have equal rights, then homosexual and lesbian marriages must be equally acceptable as are heterosexual marriages, and also that communal marriages are equally as acceptable as are those of couples. As to Plato, he was practically unknown to the mediaeval thinkers. In all the correspondence of Filelfo, extending from 1428 to 1462, there is but once or twice a slight (deistic) utterance of spiritual concern, when, in the siege of Milan by Francesco Sforza, 1449, the ducal city endured terrible sufferings.

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Seeking Perfection: A Dialogue about the Mind, the Soul, and

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That’s why the thought of God having a Son is so intolerable to a Muslim; it “denigrates” God to the level of His creation, and the Muslim God cannot do it without violating His own nature. We supported the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-1956 at the same time as we celebrated the Hungarian Workers Councils of 1956. We invite speakers to talk on a range of subjects not just relevant to Humanism but also to feed our unbounded curiosity about the world.

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The Philosophical Background and Scientific Legacy of E. B.

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Conservative and especially Reform opinion tends to be far more liberal on abortion, affirming a woman’s inalienable right to choose to give birth or not to a child she bears. C. was sponsored by several major secular and atheist organizations. On behalf of Humanistischer Verband Deutschlands (federal umbrella) he publishes the quarterly humanist magazine “diesseits”. Jacob Wimpheling (d. 1528), a champion of German sentiment and nationality, and Sebastian Brant were the chief representatives of the movement, and attained a wide reputation owing to their quarrel with Murner, who had published a paper in opposition to Wimpheling's "Germania", and owing to the controversy concerning the Immaculate Conception.

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The Greeks on Pleasure

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This view of a ‘defanged’ Machiavelli has found a surprisingly wide echo in popular writing. Yet, this inner world which we know introspectively is not explicable yet by natural laws and is not reducible yet to natural processes. Even Thomas More and Reuchlin are included. The most comprehensive contemporary treatment of the subject in one source. Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) was born in Bratislava, Hungary in 1879 (in what is now Slovakia) to a military family. The Community for Human Development, launched in 1981, is a social and cultural organisation that works for nonviolence through simultaneous social and personal transformation i.e. through the transformation of the structures of society and the way that individuals act in the world.

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The Nature of the Mind: An Introduction

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It reflects the practices of many of the more prosperous and cultured people during Western European fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. And humanism's historic advocacy of the secular state makes it another voice in the defense of church-state separation. But I don’t think that the feminist mission, in a world where women and girls are so disproportionately exploited, brutalised and discriminated against should be seen as any less necessary. Greenblatt presents the idea that the emergence of the individual during the Renaissance was not a result of a break with the middle ages, nor did it influence the literary and artistic achievements that came out of the Renaissance.

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Bruno Latour: The Normativity of Networks (Nomikoi Critical

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Our critique of the Zuccotti Park occupation therefore does not treat it as a symbolic act of resistance, or as a prefiguration of the kinds of human relationships that will be possible in a different society, but as a failed effort to start rebuilding society within the existing society. 3. I always regretted the strained relations between us and attributed them to inadvertent factors of too great distance and not enough communication. Let this serve as a lesson to those politically coming of age that the left hand of the business party is no more to be trusted than the right hand and that the only way forward is to build an organized socialist movement guided democratically by the participants involved and beholden only to the people united. [1] Noam Chomsky observes within Failed States that “[a] large majority of the population supports extensive government intervention…An NBC-Wall Street Journal poll found that ‘over 2/3 of all Americans thought the government should guarantee ‘everyone’ the best and most advanced health care that technology can supply’; a Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 80 percent regard universal health care as ‘more important than holding down taxes’; polls reported in Business Week found that ‘67% of Americans think it’s a good idea to guarantee health care for all U.

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Gardens of Meditation

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Sincere Kirabo is the social justice coordinator at the American Humanist Association. For example, the existence or nonexistence of immortal beings is outside the realm of humanism, which concerns itself with mortal human only. [2] Be optimistic. At that time, he was not public about his lack of religious faith. Murders and rapes are common, and the guards use shotguns and leather whips to enforce absolute rule.

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