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Origin and history of the philosophy of Philanthropy

Origin and history of the philosophy of Philanthropy

History behind the term

Etymologically, Philanthropy means Love of Humanity. This should be enough for people to understand how important this philosophy is. In broad sense, Philanthropy connotes to developing, sense of caring and loving, nourishing in what to become human and humanity. The origin of the world is as old the time itself. Coined in 5th Century BCE, the word is used to describe the character ‘Prometheus’ as ‘humanity loving’. Legend has it that the philosophy was given to the humans to interpret their own species and significant who do not hold culture, fire, and even civilizations; it is believed that philanthropy would enhance human conditions thereon. Out of several contentions, numerous definitions have been shaped, one of which has been widely accepted is by Mr. Lester Salamon. He explains ‘Philanthropy is the private giving of time or valuables (money, security, property) for public purposes, and/or one form of income of private non-profit organizations” Here are few insights on Sanjeet Veen, Philanthropic understandings.

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