Definitions of humanism as educational movement, philosophical concept or existential ‘life stance’ have evolved over the centuries as the term has been adopted for a variety of cultural and political purposes and contexts, and reactions against humanism have contributed to movements such as structuralism, postmodernism and postcolonialism.
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:
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