14.0497 the humanities?

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 497.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
       [1]   From:    "Dr Donald J. Weinshank" <weinshan@cse.msu.edu>     (29)
             Subject: Re: 14.0492 now here's a question
       [2]   From:    Randall Pierce <rpierce@jsucc.jsu.edu>               (6)
             Subject: humanism and humanists
             Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 09:15:45 +0000
             From: "Dr Donald J. Weinshank" <weinshan@cse.msu.edu>
             Subject: Re: 14.0492 now here's a question
    Dee McAree raises an interesting question to which
    I want to offer a non-conventional answer.
               Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 20:10:00 +0000
               From: Dee McAree <virtuallydee@yahoo.com>
    As a newbie to Humanist, my only question would be as
    to the definition of one. It would help me stay within
    the scope of pertinent contributions. I've searched
    several on-line dictionaries for an official reading,
    but came up blank. I would love a first-hand account
    of the philosophy or character that the word embodies
    from Humanists themselves. I'm still trying to
    determine if I am one.
    While it is true that we share an interest in the interface
    between computing and the Humanities, I would hold that
    we really are an "invisible college" in Boulding's sense.
        There is in the world today an invisible college of people
    in many different countries and many different cultures, who
    have a vision of the nature of the transition through which
    we are passing and who are determined to devote their lives
    to contributing towards its successful fulfillment.  It is
    a college without a founder and without a president, without
    buildings and without organization.  Its living representatives
    hold the future of the world in their hands or at least in
    their minds...Kenneth E. Boulding ,The meaning of the twentieth
    century; the great transition New York, Harper & Row [1964]
             Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 09:16:24 +0000
             From: Randall Pierce <rpierce@jsucc.jsu.edu>
             Subject: humanism and humanists
    To my way of thinking, a humanist is primarily interested in those
    concepts that butress those values that contribute to the humane and
    beneficent development and evolution of man. Any social forces or
    philosophies which denigrate the dignity and worth of the individual man
    are anethema to the genuine humanist.  And, since "Knowledge is Power",
    the more we can know simply enhances our ability to strengthen the
    humanist principle. One such tool is, of course, hypertext. Randall

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