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Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

Stephen Law

27 January 2011

ISBN: 9780199553648

168 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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What is humanism? Can there be morality without God? Without religion, are our lives left without meaning? Stephen Law considers all these questions in this Very Short Introduction. Discussing the arguments for and against religious belief, and examining the value and meaning of life, he explores humanism as a positive alternative to religion.

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What is humanism? Can there be morality without God? Without religion, are our lives left without meaning? Stephen Law considers all these questions in this Very Short Introduction. Discussing the arguments for and against religious belief, and examining the value and meaning of life, he explores humanism as a positive alternative to religion.

  • Explores humanism as a positive alternative to religion
  • Examines the history of humanism as a movement up to the present day
  • Looks at the role of humanist ceremonies and humanist views on education
  • Considers the importance of a secular society
  • Explores the idea of leading a purposeful and meaningful life without religion

About the Author(s)

Stephen Law, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Heythrop College, University of London

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:The history of humanism
    2:Arguments for the existence of God
    3:An argument against the existence of God
    4:Humanism and morality
    5:Humanism and secularism
    6:Humanism and moral and religious education
    7:The meaning of life
    8:Humanist ceremonies