ERIC Number: ED268024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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The Concept of Being Human.
This analysis of the relationship between humanism and humanitarianism outlines educational goals that should lead to a more humane world. Section 1, an outline of human life examines six substructures--human life, individuality, amenity, contact, actualization, and problems. A definition and examples of humanism in section 2 are elaborated into a structure approximating the six levels of general behavior: gross level (personal survival), physical level (personal longevity), mental level (personal dignity), emotional level (personal differences), social level (personal love), and ideal level (personal growth). An analysis of humanism in history is followed by a similar outline of humanitarianism in section 3. Section 4, an outline of humanity, provides a humanity substructure, humanization procedure, and humanness qualities. Similarly, an outline of humanities in section 5 focuses on the importance of the humanities, changing content, universal and general education, liberal education and liberal arts, and humanistic application. The comments and summary presented in the final section report a personal philosophy of life and thoughts on human evolution and the human future. The "where" principle of personal behavior is then used to summarize the presentation. Principles of behavior concerning personal understanding, social perspective, and physical habitat are examined. Tables, chapter notes which include many references, and the index, all of which make up nearly half of the publication, conclude the document. (LH)
Descriptors: Behavior, Futures (of Society), History, Human Relations, Humanism, Humanistic Education, Humanities Instruction, Interpersonal Competence, Philosophy, Quality of Life, Self Actualization
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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