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Teach Yourself Humanism

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Discover humanism and its role in our world What do Plato, Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, Einstein, and Dawkins have in common? They all share broad humanist beliefs. Whether you want to find out more about the history and development of humanism, are studying the subject in class, or are aware of its increasing prominence in our society today and want to investigate it further, T ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by McGraw-Hill (first published August 29th 2008)
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Jordan Cullen
Mar 17, 2015 Jordan Cullen rated it really liked it
As comprehensive and jargon-free an introduction you could ask for to a complex but fascinating philosophy.
Mar 19, 2013 Adam rated it really liked it
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A very balanced overview of humanism that encourages discussion and contemplation by presenting many varied perspectives. The author makes it very clear when he is presenting his own opinion but otherwise does a good job of staying out of the way of the material.

The historical overview in the first half of the book is somewhat scattered. It is clear the author is struggling to condense many lives and thoughts into single paragraphs. But this eventually gives way to a highly satisfying look at
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I got this book at a garage sale for $1 and it's been worth wayyy more than that. It sat for a long time in the leaning tower of books to read and I'm kicking myself for not reading it sooner. It took me months to get through it because the author had so many references to books and authors I hadn't read I kept putting it down to go read up on them. The author also has a great writing style, almost as if it's you and him sitting down having coffee which makes the book a real pleasure to read. Th ...more
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Dec 13, 2012 Syam Ahmedarino rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good good. Nice arrangement of chapter. Very recommended for beginners.
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very clear. good for those of you who want to teach humanism.
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