Humanistic philosophy and values reflect a belief in human dignity and science — but not religion.

A humanistic philosophy refers to a few specific ideas. For one thing, humanistic thinkers aren't religious; they don't believe in a god or gods. Humanists are more concerned with life on Earth and what we can see and hear. Also, humanistic thinkers believe in science as a way people can achieve their greatest potential. Humanistic ideas place great importance on thinking and reason as ways people can be fulfilled. This philosophy is called humanism.

Definitions of humanistic
  1. adjective
    marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
    “respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species”
    synonyms: human-centered, human-centred, humanist, humanitarian
    marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
  2. adjective
    of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion
    synonyms: humanist
  3. adjective
    of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism
    “the humanistic revival of learning”
    synonyms: humanist
  4. adjective
    pertaining to or concerned with the humanities
    humanistic studies”
    synonyms: humane, humanist
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