Transcendental humanism

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Transcendental humanism in philosophy considers what is proper treatment of humans outside of nature and decides they have inherent rights, simply from being human.[1] It is also positive that man is capable of transcending the material self and can also free himself from surrounding influences. An example of this is when he thinks about himself and his character traits as if two different people.[2] Kant by the term meant humans are both a part of 'creation' and able to transcend reflexive obedience to the laws of nature.[3]


  1. ^ Ferry, Luc. 2002. "Transcendental" Humanism Man Made God: The Meaning of Life. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0226244849
  2. ^ Vanheste, Jeroen. 2007. Guardians of the Humanist Legacy: The Classicism of T.S. Eliot's Criterion Network and Its Relevance to Our Postmodern World, Volume 26 of Philosophy of History and Culture, pp. 447 & 449 Brill. ISBN 9004161600
  3. ^ Allison, Henry E. (1971). The Monist, Vol. 55, No. 2, Is Philosophy Human or Transcendental?. Hegeler Institute. pp. 182–207.