Day 284 — Humanism

The humanist approach towards life involves the promotion and support of human reason, ethical behaviour and social justice. In the spirit of encouraging the flourishing of humanity, focusing on what can be done for life as it lived and promoting an improvement for those who will follow. Humanism is incorporated in many different religions, yet it’s also considered a philosophical approach to life that could be considered outside of religious faith.

The traditions of humanism can be traced to early philosophical thought that promoted the value of self-worth and human endeavours; Sir Thomas More, Sir Francis Bacon are example of early humanists in Philosophy, which has since developed to writers and thinkers such as Bertrand Russell, Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan.

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