The Case for Humanism: An Introduction

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - 223 páginas
The Case for Humanism is the premier textbook on the 'big ideas' of Western humanism secularism, rationalism, materialism, democracy, individualism, and many others. Students are invited to think critically about these powerful themes that run through Western thought from the ancient Greeks, to the Enlightenment, to the present day. The issues discussed raise some of the most provocative and relevant questions of our time, regardless of discipline these are the major questions of science, religion, and philosophy. Drawing on an accessible, student-friendly format, the authors teach by example how to analyze arguments for and against humanist ideas, how to judge alternative theories, and how to evaluate humanism as a whole. The text breaks humanism down into 17 fundamental propositions for students to dissect. These elements make The Case for Humanism a natural for courses in introductory and comparative religion."

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in a long night unbearable cold discussion with my friend...we both stated: "fulfill your promise and don't harm others"...then which book can I find behind this remark philosophically?, here it is ...I found here in this book. Good start for all doubt why you have to endure something. Really recommended one !!! 

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Lewis Vaughn is the coauthor of two philosophy textbooks: Doing Philosophy: An Introduction through Thought Experiments (1999) and How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age (1995). Austin Dacey is visiting research professor of philosophy at SUNY-Buffalo and executive editor of PHILO.

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