Joined: 31 Oct 2010
In my search for universal truths that are indicative of sound philosophy and theory. I have been asked why The Humanists such as Rousseau, Spinoza, W.E.B. DuBois, and John Dewey appeal me to me as having touched on the one principal that is redeeming of Human virtue.
These philosophers who are in accordance with what I believe, discuss the stemming solutions of cause and effect, that is indicative of all human understanding. That is Learning and Education are motivators that people strive to attain because they are human beings, and that education is also both a natural instinct and drive that is universal in our human potential.
Would it be sound to profess that the humanist philosophers taught a need to adhere to tranquility and peace of mind, perhaps. Yet in my own educational grasp of their concepts what they proposed was that mankind was not only capable of perceiving a common good that is indicative of virtue and vice. The Humanists taught that the individual's motivational skills, can pre-determine and define this common good, is capable of perceiving it's outcome, and finally will strive to attain it, under no other pre-conceived notion, than by alligning this intrinsic instinctual need, and motivational drive in accordance with the will that is bestowed in all of Humanity, since this is based on sound judgment and ethical principals.