Existentialism vs Humanism - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between existentialism and humanism
is that existentialism
is (philosophy|not countable) a twentieth-century philosophical movement emphasizing the uniqueness of each human existence in freely making its self-defining choices while humanism
is the study of the humanities or the liberal arts; literary (especially classical) scholarship.
(philosophy, not countable) A twentieth-century philosophical movement emphasizing the uniqueness of each human existence in freely making its self-defining choices.
(philosophy, countable) The philosophical views of a particular thinker associated with the existentialist movement.
- The heyday of existentialism occurred in the mid-twentieth century.
* 1965 , Mikel Dufrenne, "Existentialism and Existentialisms," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research , vol 26 no 1 (Sep), p. 51.
- Sartre's existentialism''' is atheistic, but the '''existentialism of Marcel is distinctly Christian.
- Instead of Existentialism', we should speak of ' Existentialisms .
The study of the humanities or the liberal arts; literary (especially classical) scholarship.
(historical, often capitalized) Specifically, a cultural and intellectual movement in 14th-16th century Europe characterised by attention to Classical culture and a promotion of vernacular texts, notably during the Renaissance.
* 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 575:
An ethical system that centers on humans and their values, needs, interests, abilities, dignity and freedom; especially used for a secular one which rejects theistic religion and superstition.
- There were good reasons for humanism and the Renaissance to take their origins from fourteenth-century Italy.