Humanism and Resiliency
Why our heros inspire us to be the best that we can be and why that’s a good thing.
I was fortunate enough to be included in the latest edition of Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism journal. Thanks John for including me, I truly am not worthy considering the quality of the articles in the journal. One of them was from a man named Joachim Duyndam and his essay is titled “Humanism, Resilience, and the Hermenuetics of Exemplary Figures.”
And yes, that is a mouthful. However, working my way through it I thought he had something very important to say about what Humanism is and how we as Humanists can use it. It has to do with resiliency. Now, there is no good way to cut to the chase on this, so I am going to provide a summary of his arguments.