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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...


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...


Eclipse of Man: 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, Mark Hulliung...


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 (Routledge Revivals): 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

This international bestseller and “intellectual tour de force” (The Montreal Gazette) is both an attack on our weakness for ideologies and a manual for humanist action.


Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution

by Kniaz Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin

Written partly in response to Social Darwinism and in particular to Thomas H. Huxley's Nineteenth Century essay, "The Struggle for Existence", Kropotkin's book drew on his experiences in scientific expeditions...


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....


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 also...


Humanist Essays (Routledge Revivals)

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,...


Creativity: Revealing the Truth about Human Nature

by Efiong Etuk

Lifetime treasure, Revealing the Truth about Human Nature is a compendium of wit and wisdom, bringing us face-to-face with our innermost nature - with our authentic, fundamentally creative, but historically...


Kierkegaard's Philosophy: Self Deception and Cowardice in the Present Age

by John Mullen

Some philosophers we read to discover the nature of the universe. Others we read to discover the nature of ourselves. In the second group, Soren Kierkegaard stands alone as a towering figure, a man who revolutionized...