noun \ˈhyü-mə-ˌni-zəm, ˈyü-\Humanism

: a system of values and beliefs that is based on the idea that people are basically good and that problems can be solved using reason instead of religion.
a:  devotion to the humanities :  literary culture
b:  the revival of classical letters, individualistic and critical spirit, and emphasis on secular concerns characteristic of the Renaissance
:  a doctrine, attitude, or way of life centered on human interests or values; especially:  a philosophy that usually rejects supernaturalism and stresses an individual’s dignity and worth and capacity for self-realization through reason.