The Impact Of Humanism On Other Philosophy And Philosophers Ways Of Thinking

1392 Words Dec 3rd, 2014 6 Pages
Kendra Rivera
Professor Mulholland
Greek and Roman Humanities
December 3, 2014
Humanism was a concept that led to many impacts on other philosophy and philosophers ways of thinking. Humanism is known as a concept or philosophy that gave a major importance to the human being, rather then the supernatural, gods or the divine. Humanism focused completely on the welfare of humans and this introduced a complete different way of thinking to everyone because they were so use to focusing on others such as the gods and hierarchy that this gave people a different approach on how to live life. This philosophy was also known as the Renaissance Culture Movement that gave life back to the Roman and Greek thought. Some philosophers well known through this period of time are Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Humanism impacted their way of thinking and each one had a unique impact and outcome to this new philosophy.
Also, humanism gives the human the ability to think rationally and this allows the human to develop morals and become a morally oriented human. By morally it is meant that a person is able to make decisions for once self because of what he or she believes as humans, rather than what they are taught or expected to do. Another way to explain this concept is, “In ' stead, humanism emphasizes human abilities in a human world—that is, humanism affirms each person 's ability to live a rewarding and satisfying life on earth without metaphysical control or supernatural support” (Milam…

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