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The history of science and the new humanism

George Sarton

The history of science and the new humanism

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science,
  • Civilization,
  • Humanism,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby George Sarton
    SeriesColver lectures in Brown University, 1930, Colver lectures in Brown University, 1930
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ125 .S25
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 196 p. ;
    Number of Pages196
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26563095M

    Therefore we seek the implications of our present model, and ask it to predict how nature will behave in a new and wholly different situation. I'm not claiming this is universally true--just easier. Since every Renaissance art aimed for a dominion or conquest, it was completely appropriate that science should leave its previously contemplative role and focus upon the conquest of nature. We would be wise to be skeptical about those who claim to know about God.

    So many people make the mistake of confusing cause and effect with the coincidences of history. These trends did not only proceed at the macro-level, but also at the micro-cosmos of societal living. Soon thereafter I became an atheist and stopped going to Sunday school. Rather than modern humanism coming out of the religious humanism in Unitarianism, just the opposite occurred: religious humanism in Unitarianism derived it principles and goals from the already existing external humanist sources. My view is simple: humans have electricity, reliable transportation and communication, computers, space travel, abundant food, modern weapons, medicine that works, and many other wonderful things, because we correctly understand nature.

    The former group of religious humanists would therefore consider humanism to be religious but not a religion i. Now if this second category of things includes how you understand the universe, how you derive values and meaning in your life, how you behave and treat others, and how you raise your children, then you are in serious trouble. Another definition of naturalism is that the universe is what science says it is, something I and other Humanists firmly believe. Tolkien and E. No, they wanted to be out from under the political and economic thumb of Rome. Readers should feel free to disagree with me, however, and I would appreciate any constructive criticism sent to my email address.


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The history of science and the new humanism book

These are the philosophy of materialism, with its roots among the ancient Greeks; the philosophy of naturalism, already discussed; ethical contributions from many religions and philosophies; the freethought, rationalist, and Ethical Culture movements; the rise of modern science; ideas about the use of human reason of the Enlightenment; and principles of democracy, civil liberties, constitutional law, and freedom of conscience.

With respect to the field of economics, a humanist anticipation of a better world implies a more equal, more just and more socially-oriented distribution of growth and wealth.

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Maybe someday theistic religionists will catch on to their problem, but right now they just don't get it. Coluccio Salutatiwho urged the young Poggio not to let humanistic enthusiasm take precedence over Christian piety, thereby acknowledged a dualism implicit in the humanistic program and never wholly absent from its historical development.

What is the meaning of life? Humanism is not opposed to naturalistic explanations of life and the universe — on the contrary, humanists see it as the only viable means of developing knowledge of our world.

I once had a Sunday school teacher who make a tiny chalk dot on the blackboard and told us that this dot was us; then he said his thumb represented God, and he took his thumb and rubbed out the chalk dot; this, he said, perfectly illustrated the relationship between God and human.

The answer depends a lot on the nationality and specialism of the historian you ask. Within the context of globalization, new technological innovations have established a global public sphere previously unknown. People join religions to find a sense of community, to associate with others with similar needs and backgrounds, to find a place to help their children get an education in ethics, and--most importantly--try to find answers to their questions about morals, values, and meanings; to develop, in other words, a philosophy of life.

I'm not claiming this is universally true--just easier. Gender equality constitutes a crucial component of new humanism and of sustainable development. It just depends on how you first define religion.

To see how bad it is, it's enough to look at the wikipedia entry on Navarino. An important tool for an adaptation of economic policies is the concept of Social Protection Floors. Inthe author of an anonymous article in a French Enlightenment periodical spoke of "The general love of humanity Jesus was credulous and promoted credulity.

Believing that humans have some divine attributes and divine mandates leads many theists to oppose birth control, environmental protection, and the scaling back of nonsustainable exploitation of natural resources. Religious humanists, on the other hand, are a bit more diverse.

The History of Science and the New Humanism

Science is a product of the empirical, rational, and skeptical humanist impulse, and has given humanity unparalleled advances in food, energy, communication, transportation, medicine, etc.

The neoliberal credo thus became institutionalized and accepted as the universal development model. The Bible starts off Genesis with God commanding Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Ehrenfeld's book has done enormous disservice and harm to organized humanism as do others who misuse and libel the term by confusing and misleading people about the ideals and meaning of humanism.

First, humanists believe that it is better for a human to be free of illusions, and belief in god and the supernatural is an illusion. It is improper to equate values and morals with religion.

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Rather than modern humanism coming out of the religious humanism in Unitarianism, just the opposite occurred: religious humanism in Unitarianism derived it principles and goals from the already existing external humanist sources. Therefore we seek the implications of our present model, and ask it to predict how nature will behave in a new and wholly different situation.

I rest my case. I have put this later text in brackets [ ] and colored it to distinguish it from my original address. Is Luther a humanist for protesting the Roman Catholic doctrine? A third definition of humanism is "humanitarianism.Sep 11,  · So a book whose main title is Sapiens shouldn't be subtitled "A Brief History of Humankind".

Liberal humanism, he says, "is a religion". In his new book. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Humanism is not opposed to naturalistic explanations of life and the universe — on the contrary, humanists see it as the only viable means of developing knowledge of our world. What humanism does oppose are the dehumanizing and depersonalizing tendencies that sometimes appear in modern science.

New Humanism, critical movement in the United States between andbased on the literary and social theories of the English poet and critic Matthew Arnold, who sought to recapture the moral quality of past civilizations—the best that has been thought and said—in an age of industrialization, materialism, and relativism.

Humanism and Science. 2, likes · 6 talking about this. Secular Humanism, free thought, freedom, science, peace, Earth, education, humanity, Jump to. Sections of this page. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

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