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Humanism as the Next Step
Nowhere else in the United States is there available a book like this. While there have been technical studies of humanism in the past, never before has there been such an authoritative, popular treatment of the whole field. It is for the 20% of the population who no longer receive satisfaction from traditional religions and technical philosophies. A much-needed resource f ...more
Paperback, 145 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Humanist Press
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Oct 27, 2013 Michael rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Allow me to wax philosophical for a moment. As I get older--I am going to be 45--I have come to realize a great truth about reality: everything changes. The physical universe, human beings, relationships, ourselves; it's all in a constant state of flux. Understanding this point, and adapting one's thinking to accept the truths of a changing universe, is difficult. In our religions (or at least the religions I am most familiar with: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism) we are told that "these times ...more
Many people do not understand what humanism is and many that think they do have in incomplete or incorrect understanding of it. This book serves as a highly readable primer on humanism. The authors explain it objectively and do not put down other world views in the process. I recommend this book to anyone that is religious and does not understand why someone would not want to be religious. There are many misconceptions about humanists. I have heard countless people say that life just does not ma ...more
I am still learning about humanism as philosophy, and find it profoundly satisfying if not sensible. This book give a good overview of where humanism came from and what it's about, but I felt it was a bit more involved with the history and adherents as justification rather than how humanism can advance civilization. It's worth a read, but I hope future editions will go more in depth and cover humanist applications to daily life and modern problems.
An amazing, non-theism based, look at life and the splendor that surrounds us. Highly recommended to agnostics, atheists, etc. who are looking to read about a philosophy and view of life that lays upon the betterment and equality of humankind. Excellent, although short, read.
A general introduction to what Humanism is. This is the book sent to anyone who joins the American Humanist Association. If you know nothing of Humanism this is a good place to start. Seek other books if you are looking for a more in-depth discussion about Humanism.