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The Courage to Become: The Virtues of Humanism

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Does life have meaning if one rejects belief in God? This book responds affirmatively to that question. Paul Kurtz, America's leading secular humanist, provides a powerful defense of the humanist alternative, rejecting both religious spirituality and nihilism. In this inspirational book, Kurtz outlines the basic virtues of the secular humanist outlook. These virtues ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published June 28th 1997 by Praeger Paperback (first published 1997)
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An expansion of Kurtz's secular ethics.

This book is an elaboration and extension of humanistic ideas found in earlier works of Paul Kurtz (most specifically, "Forbidden Fruit: The Ethics of Secularism" and "Living without Religion: Eupraxsophy"), however, this book stands on its own and doesn't require familiarity with the earlier works.

This small book provides a brief but concise introduction to three positive humanistic virtues (courage, cognition, and caring), by comparing and contrasting the
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Paul Kurtz (born December 21, 1925 in Newark, New Jersey) is a prominent American skeptic and secular humanist. He is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo, having previously also taught at Vassar, Trinity, and Union colleges, and the New School for Social Research.
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