Humanism vs Predeterminism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between humanism and predeterminism

is that humanism is the study of the humanities or the liberal arts; literary (especially classical) scholarship while predeterminism is the belief that all events that occur have already been determined.

humanism

Noun

(en-noun)
  • 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:
  • There were good reasons for humanism and the Renaissance to take their origins from fourteenth-century Italy.
  • 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.
  • Humanitarianism, philanthropy.
  • Derived terms

    * humanist * humanistic

    predeterminism

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The belief that all events that occur have already been determined.
  • See also

    * determinism * predestination * predetermined