You pick up the morning paper. The obituaries include a person who has had a career in the humanities: a sculptor, a composer, a painter, a novelist, a poet, an architect, or any other kind of creative artist.
The obituary includes no mention of any organized religion, although the funeral may have been held in a church, synagogue, or mosque. Or perhaps in a funeral home, an indication of the individual's not wishing to have a link to organized religion. The person's Who's Who entry lists organizations and memberships . . . but no mention of being a member of any religious group. Or of being a dues-paying Humanist.
In the present work, such a person is listed as a humanities humanist, someone whose values have been obtained from the liberal arts: music, sculpture, architecture, poetry, drama, painting, novels, essays, works of comedy and tragedy, and other forms of creative expression.
As of May 2013, no known philosophy department includes humanities humanism as a "major tradition," although they might include structuralism, post-structuralism, German idealism, and pragmatism.
(See entry for Scientific Humanism.)
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