Humanism and the Good Life: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Congress of the World Federation of Humanists

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The participants at the Fifteenth Congress of the World Federation of Humanists dealt with a post-Marxist world and how Humanism possesses the power to approach the task of living in this changed environment both locally and globally. In the resulting collection of papers, Humanism and the Good Life, scholars redefine Humanism and explain their approaches to it in essays on environmental, social, economic, and moral issues, as well as cultural and ethnic problems. The contributors come from Africa, Western and ...
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Overview

The participants at the Fifteenth Congress of the World Federation of Humanists dealt with a post-Marxist world and how Humanism possesses the power to approach the task of living in this changed environment both locally and globally. In the resulting collection of papers, Humanism and the Good Life, scholars redefine Humanism and explain their approaches to it in essays on environmental, social, economic, and moral issues, as well as cultural and ethnic problems. The contributors come from Africa, Western and Central Europe, North and South America. Their papers demonstrate the wide spectrum of diversity, compassion, and dedication that make up the connection between Humanism and the good life at the end of the twentieth century.
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Forty-six articles, form the March 1994 congress, discuss new definitions of Humanism as a world-ordering force in the wake of the delegitimization of Marxist thought. Contributors from Africa, Europe, and the Americas explain their approaches to humanism in relation to environmental, social, ethnic, economic, moral, and cultural issues. Eight of the contributions are presented in languages such as German and Spanish. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820439082
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Pages: 608

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction 1
What is Humanism? 7
Socialist Humanism or Humanist Socialism? 13
History and Humanity: The Religious Alternative 23
Humanistic Geography: Issues and Ethics 39
Yi-Fu Tuan. The Good Life (Review) 47
Humanism and Crime 51
Demography, Geopolitics and the Decline of the West 57
The Impact of Food, Fiber, and Nutrition: Global Integration, Rural Development, Trade and Peace 65
The Impact of Food, Fiber, and Nutrition: Global Integration, Rural Development, Trade and Peace. Challenges in Africa and in the Developing World 81
People and New Power - Deconstructing Collectivism: Reflections on Experiences in Hungary and Southeastern Africa 93
Global Idea - Local Solution: Soft Economic Model Among Global Villages 113
Humanism and Insurance for the Poor 121
Service Learning at the Salvation Army Recreation Center 139
Freemasonry and Fraternities: About the Discreet Charm of the Brotherly Chains in the Conflict Area of Socio-Cultural Adaptation Strategies 143
Men and Lifelong Allegiance: Ideological Continuity and Change in Student Fraternities 159
National Character, Etho and Humanism 173
La destruction du totalitarisme de gauche 183
Humanism as Anti-Humanism: East European Ideological Experience 195
Russia, the West, and the Baltics: August 1991-Present 205
An Inn on the Road or a Room in a Mansion: Yugoslavia's Predicament 227
The Hits and Myths of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina 331
Literatura: Sistema comunicativo de un humanismo global 345
Language and Literature as Determinants of Ethnicity and Nationhood, and the Relationship with Humanism 355
Humanism and the Global Village: A Third World Perspective 363
The Canon and Canonicity: South African Perspectives 371
Towards a Real Decentralization of the Literary Canon: The Arab Contribution 381
A Humanist Critique of Poststructuralist Anti-Humanism 391
Virtue, Ethics and Aspects of Ethical Formation in Dante's Divina Commedia 401
Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy as a Source in Abstract Expressionism 409
Das Gottlichwerden des Menschen und das Absolutwerden der Erotik in Kafkas Schlo[beta] 415
Sentimentality and Social Critique: Humanistic Impulses and Contemporary Drama 423
Humanism and the Critique of Convention in the Context of Theatre 431
Humanist Poet in Exile 443
Power, Guilt, and Grace: Reinhold Schneider's: Las Casas vor Karl V. 451
Pancho: The Mexican Migrant Experience and Suffering 469
La deshumanizacion de los braceros en la novela: Los fabricantes de braceros de Herminio Corral Barrera 477
La deshumanizacion del inmigrante: La metafora literaria de "El Rio" en tres textos Chicanos 487
Heroes and Villains in the "Corridos" Collected by Americo Paredes 497
The Rise of Chicano Humanism in Literary Representation 509
The Politics of Spanish-Language Translations in the United States 529
Identidad y alteridad en la etnoliteratura amerindia e indoeuropea 539
Humanism and Romanticisms in Brazilian Literature: The First and the Last Best-Seller Novels 555
El problema de la pobreza y la aparicion de Lazarilio 565
Identidad e interpretacion en La Regenta 577
Almada Negreiros: a Busca de Uma Poetica da Ingenuidade ou (Re) - Invencao da Utopia 589
Contributors 597
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