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On Humanism Second Edition

by Richard Norman

What is humanism and why does it matter? Is there any doctrine every humanist must hold? If it rejects religion, what does it offer in its place? Have the twentieth century's crimes against humanity spelled...


Listening

by Jean-Luc Nancy

In this lyrical meditation on listening, Jean-Luc Nancy examines sound in relation to the human body. How is listening different from hearing? What does listening entail? How does what is heard differ from what...


A Return to humanism

by Larry W. Rhodes

Consequences are a measure of truth. However, in today's culture, is truth even discoverable? And if it is, would you want to know it? Would you want to know it if-by knowing it-it would bring joy to your life...


Understand Humanism: Teach Yourself

by Mark Vernon

Understand Humanism is the definitive introduction to this diverse and increasingly prominent philosophy. This guide teaches you everything you need to know about humanism, from it's ancient origins and key...


Eclipse of Man: Human Extinction and the Meaning of Progress: Human Extinction and the Meaning of Progress

by Charles T. Rubin

Tomorrow has never looked better. Breakthroughs in fields like genetic engineering and nanotechnology promise to give us unprecedented power to redesign our bodies and our world. Futurists and activists tell...


Life After Faith: The Case for Secular Humanism

by Philip Kitcher

Although there is no shortage of recent books arguing against religion, few offer a positive alternative-how anyone might live a fulfilling life without the support of religious beliefs. This enlightening book...


Humanism: A Beginner's Guide

by Peter Cave

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,...


Citizen Machiavelli

by Mark Hulliung

Machiavelli has been viewed as the forerunner of the humanists of our day—liberals and socialists—who have discovered that moral  ends sometimes require immoral means.  Against this interpretation,...


Hebrew and Hellene in Victorian England: Newman, Arnold, and Pater

by David DeLaura

Hebrew and Hellene explores the intellectual and personal relations among John Henry Newman, Matthew Arnold, and Walter Pater, three figures important in the development of nineteenth-century English thought...


Within Reason: Rationality and Human Behavior

by Donald Calne

It has long been a central conviction of western humanistic thought that reason is the most godlike of human traits, and that it makes us unique among animals. Yet if reason directs what we do, why is human...


Humanism & Ideology Vol 4

by James Robert Flynn

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Thinking about Nature: An Investigation of Nature, Value and Ecology: An Investigation of Nature, Value and Ecology

by Andrew Brennan

Ecology - unlike astronomy, physics, or chemistry - is a science with an associated political and ethical movement: the Green Movement. As a result, the ecological position is often accompanied by appeals to...


On Equilibrium: Six Qualities of the New Humanism

by John Ralston Saul

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Becoming God: Transhumanism and the Quest for Cybernetic Immortality

by David Herbert

Transhumanism is a growing philosophical movement among leading business leaders, scientists, artists, politicians and futurists. They believe that the future of humanity lies in a post-human world. In Becoming...


Bruno Latour: The Normativity of Networks

by Kyle McGee

The first extended study of Bruno Latour's legal theory, this book presents a critical reconstruction of the whole of Latour's oeuvre to date, from Laboratory Life to An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence....


Thus Let Me Live -- An Essay in Humanism

by C. W. Vail

This remarkable book is a celebration of our common humanity. Each of us is a self-aware, intentional individual capable of heightened autonomy and, at the same time, a social being capable of heightened cooperation....


Humanism and Embodiment: From Cause and Effect to Secularism

by Susan E. Babbitt

A live issue in anthropology and development studies, humanism is not typically addressed by analytic philosophers. Arguing for humanism as a view about truths, Humanism and Embodiment insists that disembodied...


Seclusion and Awakening

by Wan Xing

"If you believe, believe deeply. If you cultivate, cultivate fiercely." With these words begins the incredible tale of the Chinese Buddhist Master, Wanxing, and his quest for awakening. Taking these words to...


Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities

by James Turner

Many today do not recognize the word, but “philology” was for centuries nearly synonymous with humanistic intellectual life, encompassing not only the study of Greek and Roman literature and the Bible but...


Humanist Essays

by Gilbert Murray

First published in 1964, this is a short collection of both literary and philosophical essays. Whilst two essays consider Greek literature written at the point at which the Athenian empire was breaking apart,...