What is new humanism

Expression was coined during ’46 by Ferdinand Alquié learning that freedom’s man of irrationalist philosophies opposed to reason’s man of classic philosophy obliging Reason to a, surely noble, solitude. But Alquié goes over. Such a rampant irrationalism creates a “new humanism” which “better suitable to culture o our age”.
It is also true that Heidegger declared that irrationalism don’t deny the reason but searches essence of it.
It is also true, however, that Sartre declared that “existence, choice and freedom are synonymous” and that “existentialism is an humanism” where the “humanism” of Sartre has the same sense of “new humanism” of Alquié.
In fact, for Sartre, the man, fallen all values, remained alone and, “condemned to be free”, was he himself obliged to create himself as man and also his new values.
Consequently it is possible to deduce that new humanism is, firstly, search of new values.
Gaëtan Picon was the first populariser of expression coined by Alquié. His book “panorama des idées contemporanées”, edited during ’56, interested Libraries, Secundary schools and Universities.
It was, consequently necessary to do a second edition during ’68.From this moment New Humanism became the culture of our age.

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