Humanistic Approaches and Gender

Humanism is the philosophical and practical belief in the value and worth of the individual as an agentic and whole being who, by the very nature of their existence, is irreducible. This means that the worth and value of the individual is highly regarded to the extent that no construct can reduce the individual to parts that are less than their whole self. The humanist believes that people cannot be understood from a reductionist framework, but rather, they are best conceptualized from a holistic paradigm that honors the interrelationships among all facets of their personhood. Humanistic philosophy is grounded in the concept that humans are socially and contextually embedded in the world, while possessing the authority to experience and engage the world in uniquely self-directed ...

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