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Why should we believe in God without any evidence? How can there be meaning in life when death is final? Does a Godless universe imply moral relativism? With adherents including Einstein, Freud, Philip Pullman, and Frank Zappa, and often described as the thinking person’s religion, Humanism aims to make sense of such questions by appealing to shared human values, rationali ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Oneworld Publications
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Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fantastic introduction to the possibility and problem of life without supernatural beings or an afterlife. Basic introduction to philosophy of religion, ethics and the history of humanism, ranging from Epicurus to Einstein to Dewey to Sagan. Good reading, concise, clear. Even... touching.
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Very good and comprehensive introduction to Humanism by Peter Cave. Accessible explanation for the ignorant like myself. Recommended!!
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Peter Cave lectures in philosophy for The Open University and New York University (London). He frequently contributes to philosophy magazines and journals, lectures around the world, and has scripted and presented philosophy programmes for the BBC. He is the author of eight books on philosophy, including Humanism: A Beginner’s Guide and the bestselling Can a Robot be Human?: 33 Perplexing Philosop ...more