(1) The doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
(2) The doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
(3) The cultural movement of the Renaissance; based on classical studies
- The historical revival of Classical culture, notably during the Renaissance circa 16th century
- An ethical system that centers on humans and their values, needs, interests, abilities, dignity and freedom; especially used for a secular one, as an alterative to religious values.
- Humanitarianism, philanthropy
- The study of the humanities or the liberal arts