Humanism, Paperback / softback Book


Definitions of humanism have evolved throughout the centuries as the term has been adopted for a variety of purposes - literary, cultural and political - and reactions against humanism have contributed to movements such as postmodernism and anti-humanism.

Tony Davies offers a clear introduction to the many uses of this influential yet complex concept and this second edition extends his discussion to include:a comprehensive history of the development of the term and its influencestheories of post-humanism, cybernetics and artificial intelligenceimplications of concepts of humanism and post-humanism on political and religious activismdiscussion of the key figures in humanist debate from Erasmus and Milton to Chomsky, Heidegger and Foucaulta new glossary and further reading section. With clear explanations and poignant discussions, this volume is essential reading for anyone approaching the study of humanism, post-humanism or critical theory.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9780415420655

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