secular humanism
noun Date: 1933 humanism 3; especially humanistic philosophy viewed as a nontheistic religion antagonistic to traditional religion • secular humanist noun or adjective

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  • Secular humanism — is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics and justice, and specifically rejects the supernatural and the spiritual as the basis of moral reflection and decision making. Like other types of humanism, secular humanism is a life stance… …   Wikipedia

  • secular humanism — n. 1. humanism that systematically opposes the introduction of religious ideas or standards into the functions of the state, esp. into public education 2. a system of doctrines and practices that disregards or rejects any form of religious faith… …   English World dictionary

  • Secular humanism — a range of ethical views that consider human nature to be the source of values. • Posthumanism a development of humanism that rejects a special position in nature for humanity. • Secular humanism a system of belief that upholds ethics and reason… …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • secular humanism — secular humanist. any set of beliefs that promotes human values without specific allusion to religious doctrines. [1980 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • secular humanism — noun the doctrine emphasizing a person s capacity for self realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural • Syn: ↑humanism • Derivationally related forms: ↑humanist (for: ↑humanism) • Hypernyms: ↑doctri …   Useful english dictionary

  • secular humanism —    Also called secularism, this philosophy advocates human rather than religious values. A powerful intellectual force behind the Renaissance (as well as since), especially stimulating studies of the sciences, when for centuries scholarship had… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • secular humanism —    See humanism …   Glossary of theological terms

  • secular humanism — /sɛkjələ ˈhjumənɪzəm/ (say sekyuhluh hyoohmuhnizuhm) noun a philosophical approach to life which excludes a belief in God while maintaining a system of morality and ethics. –secular humanist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • secular humanism —  Секулярный гуманизм …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • secular humanism — sec′ular hu′manism n. thl pho rel any set of beliefs that promotes human values without specific allusion to religious doctrines • Etymology: 1980–85 sec′ular hu′manist, n …   From formal English to slang

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