Humanistic philosophy and values reflect a belief in human dignity and science — but not religion.

A humanistic philosophy refers to a few specific ideas. For one thing, humanistic thinkers aren’t religious; they don’t believe in a god or gods. Humanists are more concerned with life on Earth and what we can see and hear. Also, humanistic thinkers believe in science as a way people can achieve their greatest potential. Humanistic ideas place great importance on thinking and reason as ways people can be fulfilled. This philosophy is called humanism.

Definitions of humanistic
  1. adjective

    marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare

    “respect and
    humanistic regard for all members of our species”
    human-centered, human-centred, humanist, humanitarian


    marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
  2. adjective

    of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man’s capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion


  3. adjective

    of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism

    humanistic revival of learning”

  4. adjective

    pertaining to or concerned with the humanities

    humanistic studies”
    humane, humanist

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