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On humanism, Richard Norman, (electronic book)

Label
On humanism
Title
On humanism
Statement of responsibility
Richard Norman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Humanism /'hju:meniz(e)m/ n. an outlook or system of thought concerned with human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Albert Einstein, Isaac Asimov, E.M. Forster, Bertrand Russell, and Gloria Steinem all declared themselves humanists. 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 the end for humanism? On Humanism is a timely and powerfully argued philosophical defence of humanism. It is also an impassioned plea that we turn to ourselves, not religion, if we want to answer Socrates' age-old question: what is the best kind of life to lead? Although humanism has much in common with science, Richard Norman shows that it is far from a denial of the more mysterious, fragile side of being human. He deals with big questions such as the environment, Darwinism and 'creation science', euthanasia and abortion, and then argues that it is ultimately through the human capacity for art, literature and the imagination that humanism is a powerful alternative to religious belief.; Drawing on a varied range of examples from Aristotle to Primo Levi and the novels of Virginia Woolf and Graham Swift, On Humanism is a lucid and much needed reflection on this much talked about but little understood phenomenon
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Norman, Richard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thinking in action
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Secular humanism
Label
On humanism, Richard Norman, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-166) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Why science undermines religion -- 3. What's so special about human beings? -- 4. Morality in a godless world -- 5. The meaning of life and the need for stories
Control code
9780203219911
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 170 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780415305235
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
On humanism, Richard Norman, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-166) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Why science undermines religion -- 3. What's so special about human beings? -- 4. Morality in a godless world -- 5. The meaning of life and the need for stories
Control code
9780203219911
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 170 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780415305235
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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