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Humanism and Social Resilience

Humanist Sources of Resilience

  • Start: 1 May 2020
  • End: 30 November 2021
  • Status: ongoing

This project examines humanist sources found in culture and their significance for the development, maintenance and strengthening of resilience. 

Description

This project examines philosophical and literary texts, art works, ideas, rituals, debates, conflict dimensions and other practices that may be termed humanist for different reasons. The contributing authors explore the connections between humanism and resilience, each in their own way.


The framework for the individual contributions comprises:

  1. a characterisation of the humanist tradition in western culture;
  2. a description of what resilience can be taken to mean, and of the importance of resilience;
  3. a coherent focus on meanings of life and judgement skills, with a view to connections between humanist sources and resilience. 

Researchers

Partners

Academic:

  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • VUBPress

Societal:

  • Demens.nu (Unie van Vrijzinnige Verenigingen)
  • Humanistisch Verbond Vlaanderen
  • Humanistisch Verbond Nederland

(Co-)financing

Demens.nu (Unie van Vrijzinnige Verenigingen)

Humanistisch Verbond Vlaanderen

Humanistisch Verbond Nederland

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

University of Humanistic Studies

Contact

Prof. Joachim Duyndam, J.Duyndam@UvH.nl.

This project investigates humanistic sources in culture and their significance for developing, maintaining and strengthening resilience.