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What Is Secular Humanism?

by Paul Kurtz

  • 188 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Prometheus Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Humanist & secular alternatives to religion,
  • Renaissance & Humanist philosophy,
  • Movements - Humanism,
  • Philosophy,
  • Humanism,
  • Secularism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages62
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8851235M
    ISBN 101591024994
    ISBN 109781591024996

    Secular humanist ideas have spread so widely and deeply, he says, that Christians often fail to recognize that these ideas now provide the dominant model for man's view of himself and his world. Hitchcock does not simply condemn Secular Humanism, as many do today. Rather, he argues persuasively that Secular Humanism is a betrayal of true humanism. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.

      "Secular humanism is a lifestance, or what Council for Secular Humanism founder Paul Kurtz has termed a eupraxsophy: a body of principles suitable for orienting a complete human life. The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, establishing women’s right to vote, was adopted on Aug The centenary of this event is being broadly celebrated throughout As its contribution, the Freethought Trail—the Council for Secular Humanism’s online commemoration of radical social-reform activism in west-central.

    Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that espouses reason, ethics, and justice, and specifically rejects supernatural and religious dogma as the basis of morality and decision-making. Like other types of humanism, secular humanism is a life stance that focuses on the way human beings can lead good, happy and functional lives. The American Humanist Association endorses elective abortion. Other contemporary views include working for equality for homosexuals, gender equality, a secular approach to divorce and remarriage.


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What Is Secular Humanism? by Paul Kurtz Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is an excellent introduction to Secular Humanism. As a first read for people unfamiliar with the eupraxsophy, it provides a good basic history and explanation of Secular Humanism. I would recommend this as the primary source on Secular Humanism for high school philosophy and World Religions courses/5(14).

Secular Humanism has become a deeply influential and highly successful movement. Our schools, government, mass media, courts, and even our churches have fallen under the sway of ideas that proclaim man's independence from God and assert his free­dom to shape his own future.5/5(1).

I've been trying to get a straight answer as to what "Secular Humanism" is for a long time now. Secular Humanists were certainly not going to give a straight answer. This book, however, lays it out brilliantly and answered all my questions which I had been asking for years/5(10).

Secular humanism attempts to answer these questions in a way that resonates with human aspirations and the findings of science. In this succinct, engaging overview of the Are there any ethical values and principles that nonreligious individuals can live by?/5.

James Hitchcock, Ph.D., is a longtime professor of history at St. Louis University, which he attended as an undergraduate. He received his masters and doctorate degrees from Princeton University and has authored several books, including The Supreme Court and Religion in /5.

“As for the belief that humanity is mostly good, Secular humanism, when in that alignment, always presumes the existence of a higher power, or some god-like influence on man. Secular Humanism is an alternative to a religious worldview.

It is based on ethics, empiricism, and humane living. Enjoy print or online access to the latest Free Inquiry articles on your computer, phone, or tablet. Curious About What's Next. For the questions that remain unanswered after we’ve cleared our minds of gods and souls and spirits, many atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and freethinkers turn to secular humanism.

This is why Packer and Howard could write that book about Christian humanism. When we talk about secular humanism, we’re talking about something else.

Secular humanists want to exclude God from s of human life either on the grounds he doesn’t exist or because, if he does exist, he is irrelevant. Man stands alone in the universe.

Secular Humanism is a real and well-developed worldview embraced by many educators, intellectuals and leaders throughout our nation. This program examines the crushing weight of evidence supporting the fact that Secular Humanism is a religion, and the the dominant worldview taught in.

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Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month of results for Books: "secular humanism" Skip to. For detailed proof that Secular Humanism is a religion, see Clergy in the Classroom: The Religion of Secular Humanism by David A.

Noebel, J.F. Baldwin and Kevin Bywater (Manitou Springs, CO: Summit Press, ). Paul Kurtz, in the preface to Humanist Manifestos I & II (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books. Classical Roots; Modern Secular Humanism; Secularism; Contemporary Secular Humanism; Method of Inquiry; Naturalistic Cosmic Outlook; Non-Theism; Humanist Ethics; Socio-Political Perspective: Democratic Humanism; Planetary Humanism and the New Paradigm; Conclusion.

Responsibility: by. Secular Humanism. Secular Humanism - Excluding God from Schools & Society Secular Humanism is an attempt to function as a civilized society with the exclusion of God and His moral principles.

During the last several decades, Humanists have been very successful in propagating their beliefs. The word is a bit of a problem, first of all because humanism isn’t really an ‘-ism.’ It’s not a doctrine that is rolled out. It’s a post hoc label applied to a certain set of pre-existing beliefs and attitudes.

The ‘human’ part of the word also causes difficulty. This book is an excellent introduction to Secular Humanism. As a first read for people unfamiliar with the eupraxsophy, it provides a good basic history and explanation of Secular Humanism.

I would recommend this as the primary source on Secular Humanism for high school philosophy and World Religions courses/5(12). Named Humanist of the Year in by the American Humanist Association. Ibn Warraq: author of Why I am Not a Muslim, and chair of the Council for Secular Humanism's Committee for the Study of Koranic Literature.

James D. Watson: co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, is a Humanist Laureate in the International Academy of Humanism. Books shelved as humanism: The God Argument: The Case against Religion and for Humanism by A.C.

Grayling, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science. The Good Book is a book by A. was published in March by Walker & Company (a US imprint of Bloomsbury) with the subtitle A Humanist Bible, and in April by Bloomsbury with the subtitle A Secular Bible.

The book was designed as a secular alternative to religious text, and to be read as a narrative drawing on non-religious philosophy, including that from Ancient Greek Author: A.

Grayling. He was the founder and chairman of Prometheus Books, the Institute for Science and Human Values, the Center for Inquiry, the Council for Secular Humanism, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

He appeared on many major television and radio talk shows and lectured at Pages:   Secular humanism is a little understood human–centered philosophy of life. It is non-theistic, rooted in science, with explicit moral and ethical s: Preface --History --Classical roots --Modern secular humanism --Secularism --Contemporary secular humanism --New Paradigm --Method of inquiry --Naturalistic cosmic outlook --Non-theism --Humanist ethics --Socio-political perspective: democratic humanism --Planetary humanism and the new paradigm --Conclusion --Bibliography.

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