humanitarianism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n humanitarianism the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Humanitarianism (Theol. & Ch. Hist) The distinctive tenet of the humanitarians in denying the divinity of Christ; also, the whole system of doctrine based upon this view of Christ.
    • Humanitarianism (Philos) The doctrine that man's obligations are limited to, and dependent alone upon, man and the human relations.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n humanitarianism In theology, the doctrine that Jesus Christ possessed a human nature only.
    • n humanitarianism The doctrine that mankind may become perfect without divine aid.
    • n humanitarianism The doctrine that benevolence or philanthropy forms the sum of man's duties.
    • n humanitarianism Humane or humanitarian principles; comprehensive humanism or philanthropy.
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Quotations

  • Albert Schweitzer
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    “Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.”

Usage

In literature:

We are not Christians but humanitarians, followers of a maimed and materialistic faith.
"The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance" by Paul Elmer More
There are humanitarian considerations, and we must not ignore them.
"Standards of Life and Service" by T. H. Howard
Not from any humanitarian motives, but just to get rid of him the sooner.
"The Backwash of War" by Ellen N. La Motte
The difference between the two is illustrated by the institution of the gallows, which is human, but not humanitarian.
"G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study" by Julius West
Their highest moral boast is humanitarianism; their highest mental boast is enlightenment.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
Humanitarianism, thus far your name is impotency!
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 3, May 1906" by Various
Let a person still dare to speak to me of its "humanitarian" blessings!
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906" by Various
Seth's was voluntary and humanitarian.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
He was a fine, humanitarian gentleman.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Let the humanitarian say what he pleases.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Miss Barton may be said to have given her whole life to humanitarian affairs, largely national in character.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
It allows for humanitarian movements as easily as for political corruption.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
He must now become interested in him from a humanitarian point of view.
"Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt" by William James Edwards
The anarchy of Proudhon was visionary, humanitarian, and idealistic.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
One may also live in peoples' hearts as well as their minds, if she will ally herself with a good humanitarian cause.
"The Colored Girl Beautiful" by E. Azalia Hackley
It was the first symptom of an awakened civic conscience and intelligent humanitarianism.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
His was a kind of abstract humanitarianism.
"The Vagabond in Literature" by Arthur Rickett
She is philanthropic, or humanitarian, or something like that?
"The Preliminaries" by Cornelia A. P. Comer
But that's the preaching of these humanitarians!
"The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse
So tolerant still were the German Humanitarians.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I." by Gustav Freytag
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In news:

The actor also talked about his role as an ambassador for a humanitarian organization helping the African country and joked about English soccer.
More than 100 countries on Wednesday recognized a new Syrian opposition coalition , opening the way for greater humanitarian assistance to the forces battling Bashar Assad and possibly even military aid, France's foreign minister said.
More than 100 countries on Wednesday recognized a new Syrian opposition coalition , further isolating the regime and opening the way for greater humanitarian assistance to the forces battling Bashar Assad.
Opens door for greater humanitarian aid.
MARRAKECH, Morocco — More than 100 countries on Wednesday recognized a new Syrian opposition coalition , opening the way for greater humanitarian assistance to the forces battling Bashar Assad and possibly even military aid.
More than 100 countries on Wednesday recognized a new Syrian opposition coalition , opening the way for greater humanitarian assistance to the forces battling Bashar Assad and possibly even military aid.
Anyone can look up his record of service with Rotary International humanitarian projects.
The Vatican is stepping up its condemnation of violence in Syria with Pope Benedict XVI calling for urgent humanitarian aid to reach residents.
ARC conducting Humanitarian Law Conference.
Humanitarian crisis in Coney Island projects.
And Alfonso "Al" Guilin (Ray Garcia Humanitarian Award).
Humanitarian and New York Times best-selling author Bob Goff will share tales of personal faith with the congregants at Hoboken Grace Community Church Sunday Sept 9.
"This is a major blow to Haiti 's reconstruction efforts, making life for most vulnerable Haitians even more precarious," said the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Haiti , Nigel Fisher.
Hoover 's work after World War I to coordinate humanitarian aid to Polish Jews helped him earn credibility with Jewish leaders, who in turn supported his presidential bid.
Sudanese Churches Respond to Humanitarian Crisis in Border Region.
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In science:

The outcome would be the emergence of a new kind of science, of greater value in both intellectual and humanitarian terms.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
But this political or humanitarian goal is, if anything, even more problematic than the aims already discussed.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
Once again, because of the influence of SE, science has not developed institutional means for open, sustained, imaginative and critical discussion of the humanitarian aim of science to help enhance the quality of human life (by intellectual, technological and educational means).
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
AOE, recognizing the profoundly problematic character of the humanitarian scientific aim of helping to enhance the quality of human life, would anticipate problems such as these, and would require scientists and non-scientists alike to develop both scientific research and political policies designed to alleviate them.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
An important part of the humanitarian aim of science is the intellectual or educational one of enabling non-scientist to use science so as to enhance their personal knowledge and understanding of, and curiosity about, the world around them.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
This is especially true of the humanitarian, political aim to create a better world.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
The outcome would be the emergence of a new kind of science, of greater value in both intellectual and humanitarian terms.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
III-III Expert Meeting on the International Space Station Humanitarian Benefits on 11-12 June 2012 From 11-12 June 2012, the United Nations Expert Meeting on ISS humanitarian benefits was held in Vienna, Austria, during the 49th Session of COPUOS .
The United Nations Human Space Technology Initiative (HSTI): Activity Status in 2012
The Volgograd Branch of Moscow Humanitarian-Economics Inst itute, Volgograd, Russia.
Steady coexistence of the subjects of the market representing the private and state capital
Including psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, psychosomatic medicine and transpersonal and humanitarian psychology.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
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