The New Humanism

  title={The New Humanism},
  author={George Sarton},
  pages={9 - 42}
I published another paper bearing the same title (but in French) in Scientia, 1918. The last sentences of that paper form the epigraph of the present one. As both papers are devoted to the explanation of the same fundamental ideas, there must needs be repetitions in the second one; I have not tried very hard to avoid them. Some changes and additions were suggested by my experience of the last five years. I ventilated them at a public lecture of the Boston meeting of the American Association for… Expand
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  • 2011
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  • Medicine
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hist. of medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • hist. of mathematics and mecha-
  • 1879
BURALI-FORTI, mathematician
  • hist. of mathematics
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