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Celebrating Human Rights Day - Bradenton Herald

Celebrating Human Rights Day
Bradenton Herald
Today is Human Rights Day, the day the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights way back in 1948. As a humanist, I love the idea of human rights. I believe that ALL of us have dignity as individuals and are therefore worthy of ...

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9 December 2016 | 9:36 pm

In defence of Britain's humanist values - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Spectator.co.uk (blog)

In defence of Britain's humanist values
Spectator.co.uk (blog)
In yesterday's Guardian Giles Fraser dismisses Louise Casey's report on social division. Its desire to 'integrate' communities is serving liberal capitalist 'hegemony'. And he dismisses Sajid Javid's call for all Britons to affirm 'the shared values ...

9 December 2016 | 2:38 pm

Limits to freedom of speech? When legalism replaces humanism - Daily Maverick

Daily Maverick

Limits to freedom of speech? When legalism replaces humanism
Daily Maverick
Nejm Benessaiah is a doctoral candidate in anthropology, specialising in power, religion and ecology in the North African region. 27 Jan 2015 11:16 (South Africa). It is not enough simply to condemn the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, nor to condemn Islamist ...

7 December 2016 | 4:16 pm

'Humanism + Dynamite' at Art Institute of Chicago - BLOUIN ARTINFO

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'Humanism + Dynamite' at Art Institute of Chicago
BLOUIN ARTINFO
Art Institute of Chicago presents “Humanism + Dynamite,” an exhibition devoted to leading Soviet political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky, on view till January 10, 2017. Zhitomirsky began publishing his drawings in 1929 establishing his reputation as a ...

5 December 2016 | 9:15 am

Wole Soyinka: 'Anti-humanism' infecting universities - Times Higher Education (THE)

Times Higher Education (THE)

Wole Soyinka: 'Anti-humanism' infecting universities
Times Higher Education (THE)
An “underground seepage of anti-humanism” is “running through” universities across the world and should be addressed by creating an environment in which students are able to make their own discoveries. That is the powerful message from Nobel laureate ...
Nobel prize winner Wole Soyinka throws away green card after Donald Trump winThe Independent

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1 December 2016 | 10:49 am

Symposium on post-humanism in academia - Times of Malta

Symposium on post-humanism in academia
Times of Malta
The next Work in Progress in the Social Studies (WIPSS) event taking place today is a symposium on the possibility of a post-humanist university. Organised in collaboration with the Utopia 2016 Anniversary Events Series, the symposium is a follow-up to ...

29 November 2016 | 5:19 am

Manchester by the Sea is humanism served raw - Straight.com

Straight.com

Manchester by the Sea is humanism served raw
Straight.com
Without even knowing anything about Casey Affleck's Lee Chandler, a low-wage janitor in a forlorn quarter of Boston, we're sure that when he stops shovelling snow to take a phone call the news is not good. Dependable at his work and lousy with people, ...

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24 November 2016 | 12:49 am

Sylvester Akhaine's logic of struggle and humanism — Opinion ... - Guardian

Guardian

Sylvester Akhaine's logic of struggle and humanism — Opinion ...
Guardian
With Donald Trump clinching the United States' presidency on the back of the promise to privilege the welfare of Americans and deport immigrants he considers ...

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17 November 2016 | 1:47 am

PU discusses philosophy of neo-humanism - Times of India

Times of India

PU discusses philosophy of neo-humanism
Times of India
CHANDIGARH: Senior lecturer at University of The Sunshine Coast (Australia) Marcus Bussey on Wednesday delivered a special lecture on 'Philosophy of Neo-humanism' at the department of Evening Studies Auditorium, Panjab University (PU). The special ...

16 November 2016 | 6:05 pm

US 'refugee swap' is human trafficking dressed up as humanism - Red Flag

US 'refugee swap' is human trafficking dressed up as humanism
Red Flag
The Turnbull-Obama refugee deal is an exercise in human trafficking that further cements the Australian government's record of human rights abuses. It is a “one-time deal” in which an unknown number of refugees in Australia's offshore detention ...

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15 November 2016 | 3:17 am

Humanism

Increasing focus organically - maybe meditation?

Hey guys!

Full disclosure: Currently on vyvanse for exams. Not looking for judgement on that end (however, you all are probably the least susceptible to being judgemental), but I am seeking advice on how to organically obtain certain effects of the drug sober.

This may sound ridiculous, but I definitely think it can be achieved. Of course, there is no way it can happen 100%, but I am moreso looking for ways to hone my focus and interest in what I am working on because I think it would vastly improve my life. I love politics and other intellectual subjects, just have a hard time committing myself daily to it.

The reason I ask this subreddit is because the foundation of humanism is interest in obtaining knowledge and using it to improve the world and one's personal life.

Not ADHD or anything, and I probably have "average" focus, however I still have issues focusing on things that are genuinely interesting to me and think it could affect my performance with work in the future.

I've begun to think that meditation may be a great way to let disruptive thoughts pass by when attempting to focus and I have started practicing as a result.

Does anyone have any experience with this issue, stories of the effects of meditation on their life or any other comments? Also willing to see this turn into a discussion of using drugs to increase intellectual or creative capabilities, the ethics behind that and at what frequency might it be acceptable?

Thanks everyone!

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6 December 2016 | 7:42 pm

The perils of empathy
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4 December 2016 | 3:44 pm