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Humanism. Renaissance Scholars wanted to recreate the spirit of classical arts, literature, and philosophy. Their concern with the classics was humanism. Humanism. Humanist thought people had dignity, worth and the ability to achieve almost anything.

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Humanism

Renaissance Scholars wanted to recreate the spirit of classical arts, literature, and philosophy. Their concern with the classics was humanism


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Humanism

  • Humanist thought people had dignity, worth and the ability to achieve almost anything.

  • Humanist stressed that life on earth was meaningful, just as heaven and hell was.


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Humanism

  • Humanist focused on three ideas of the Greeks and Romans:

    • Individual Worth

    • Strong Commitment to public service

    • Development of Skills and Talents


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Individual Worth

  • People could improve themselves through study and reflection.


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Strong Commitment to Public Service

  • Wealthy families spent much of their money constructing public buildings.

  • These same wealthy families helped to support artists and writers so that all the citizens could enjoy artistic and literary works.


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Development of Skills and Talents

  • Humanist thought that people should be well-rounded in their knowledge.


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Humanism

  • There is no limit to what people could achieve.

  • Humanist never say can’t…..they always ask how?


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