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The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

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Humanism definitions

Humanism

a belief system based on the principle that people's spiritual and emotional needs can be fulfilled without following a religion

Source: Cambridge International Dictionary of English


Humanism

  • a doctrine or mode of thought that gives highest importance to human dignity, values, potentials, and achievements.
  • devotion to the study of the humanities.
Source: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary


Machiavelli and Humanism

Humanism has the overall good for humanity in general as its guiding principle. Confucianism emphasizes the human relationships between individuals - like honesty towards others.


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