any system or mode of thought or action in which interests, values, and dignity predominate.
devotion to or study of the .
(sometimes initial capital letter) the studies, principles, or culture of the .
Philosophy. a variety of ethical theory and practice that emphasizes reason, scientific inquiry, and fulfillment in the natural world and often rejects the importance of belief in God.
the denial of any power or moral value superior to that of humanity; the rejection of religion in favour of a belief in the advancement of humanity by its own efforts
a philosophical position that stresses the autonomy of human reason in contradistinction to the authority of the Church
(often capital) a cultural movement of the Renaissance, based on classical studies
interest in the welfare of people
along with humanist used in a variety of philosophical and theological senses 16c.-18c., especially ones imitating Latin humanitas “education befitting a cultivated man.” See human + -ism. Main modern sense in reference to revival of interest in the Classics traces to c.1860; as a pragmatic system of thought, defined 1907 by co-founder F.C.S. Schiller as: “The perception that the philosophical problem concerns human beings striving to comprehend a world of human experience by the resources of human minds.”
the act or process, or a manner of ; development; gradual increase. size or stage of development: It hasn’t yet reached its full growth. completed development. development from a simpler to a more complex stage: the growth of ritual forms. development from another but related form or stage: the growth of the nation state. something […]
the act of . a group or number of . Contemporary Examples “Clearly Obama will have to say something about immigration policy,” says Selee. The Salahis Are Not Invited Dayo Olopade May 17, 2010 But the episode could damage her with Latino voters—a crucial bloc already inflamed over the nation’s immigration wars. Meg Whitman’s Latino […]
an island in the E Mediterranean, NW of Crete: archaeological site. 8½ sq. mi. (22 sq. km). Historical Examples The teeth are shaped like equilateral triangles and square shanks are used, exactly as with the Antikythera machine. On the Origin of Clockwork, Perpetual Motion Devices, and the Compass Derek J. de Solla Price
productive activity, especially for the sake of economic gain. the body of persons engaged in such activity, especially those working for wages. this body of persons considered as a class (distinguished from and ). physical or mental work, especially of a hard or fatiguing kind; toil. a job or task done or to be done. […]