Basic Humanism

Humanism is about what is good for humans. What is valuable to us.

That is about as basic as Humanism can get.

We value our own experience of life.  Thus humans have intrinsic value.  We’re not merely valuable for what we can accomplish for others (though certainly we are priceless on that measure alone), we have value regardless of external evaluation.

Everything else in Humanism is less basic, and has to be built on top of that foundation.  For that project, here’s some material to check by a Humanist philosopher: