Humanism: A Beginner's Guide

Humanism: A Beginner's Guide

by Peter Cave

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Overview

The quintessential guide to living a meaningful life without God.

Why should we believe in God without any evidence? How can there be meaning in life when death is final? With historical adherents including such thinkers as Einstein, Freud, Philip Pullman, and Frank Zappa, "Humanism"'s central quest is to make sense of such questions, explaining the ethical and metaphysical by appealing to shared human values, rationality, and tolerance. Essential reading for atheists, agnostics, ignostics, freethinkers, rationalists, skeptics, and believers too, this Beginner's Guide will explain all aspects of the Humanist philosophy whilst providing an alternative and valuable conception of life without religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781851685899
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Series: Beginner's Guides
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Writer and broadcaster Peter Cave teaches philosophy for The Open University and City University London. Author of the bestselling Can A Robot Be Human?, he chairs the Humanist Philosophers’ Group, frequently contributes to philosophy journals and magazines, from the academic to the popular, and has presented several philosophy programmes for the BBC. He lives in London.

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