Teach Yourself Humanism

Paperback | October 21, 2008

byMark Vernon

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Discover humanism and its role in our world

What do Plato, Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, Einstein, and Dawkins have in common? They all share broad humanist beliefs. Whether you want to find out more about the history and development of humanism, are studying the subject in class, or are aware of its increasing prominence in our society today and want to investigate it further, Teach Yourself Humanism is a comprehensive guide to this important and diverse philosophy. This book delves into the history and development of humanist thought and addresses the many questions that surround humanism today. Why is humanism important? What implications does humanist thought have on our society as a whole and the way in which it is governed? How does humanism differ from agnosticism and atheism? How does humanism deal with birth, marriage and death? Addressing all of these key questions, Teach Yourself Humanism is a fascinating read.

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Discover humanism and its role in our worldWhat do Plato, Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, Einstein, and Dawkins have in common? They all share broad humanist beliefs. Whether you want to find out more about the history and development of humanism, are studying the subject in class, or are aware of its increasing prominence in our society today ...

Mark Vernon is an honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, London. He is a writer, broadcaster and jourmalist. Amongst others, he writes for the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, and Management Today. He also broadcasts for BBC Radio 4.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.64 inPublished:October 21, 2008Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071602569

ISBN - 13:9780071602563

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Table of Contents

Introduction
01 Classical Antecedents
02 Renaissance Humanism
03 Enlightenment Humanism
04 Modern Humanism
05 Contemporary Revivals
06 Further Varieties of Humanism
07 Other Contemporary Issues
08 Humanist Ethics
09 Humanism as a Way of Life
Taking it Further
Glossary
Index