Liberal Humanism


The Outline of Liberal Humanism


The definition of Humanism: It’s a form of philosophy concentrated on the perfection of a worldly life, rather that on the preparation for an eternal and spiritual life.  The beginning of humanism- the benefits of humanism.

How literature moved from personal activities to academic study- the limitation of education in England before 1826.

The ten characteristics of literature in humanism theory.

Literary theories that came and support liberal humanism.

Liberal humanism in Practice.

The theories that came after the liberal humanism in 1960’s – 1990’s aiming against universality.

Some recurrent ideas in critical theory.


The Ten Characteristics of literature in humanism theory:

Timeless: Valid for all ages universally.

Logical: The meaning within the text itself does not contain any background of politics, history, and autobiography.

Human nature: Human nature is unchanging everywhere anytime.

Isolate the text: Read the text itself and don’t depend on sources or backgrounds.

Individuality: The text should speak to unique human without influences through the enviroment “ social, education, politics” bare in mind this unique self cannot change and develop.

Literature should always be disinterested and it should never have an overt agenda of trying to change someone.

Form and content are combined together.

Sencerity: Literature should be true to experience and human condition.

Value of literature: It shows readers the truth about nature and nature of society and shows conflict , character and events rather than lecturing and explaining which is more interesting.

 Critics: They interpret the text so that readers can understand and get more out of the text


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Fatma mukhtar 99112173

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