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WHY YUNUS' HUMANISM IN PARTICULAR?

Come here, let's make peace,
let's not be strangers to one another.
We have saddled the horse
and trained it, glory be to God.

Yunus Emre lived seven centuries ago and recited verses which are amazingly similar to humanistic ideals that are becoming popular in the last couple of decades as we will see in another stop during our journey. He attached values from almost any imaginable field of humanism into his philosophy and told his audiences in a simple language. Understanding of his humanism might shed light to what is possibly the philosophy of life of thirteenth century Anatolians.

Fig: A "Cini" Design

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Written by Turgut Durduran , durduran@force.stwing.upenn.edu.
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