books about: humanism
What Is Secular Humanism?
Excellent primer on modern secular humanism from the master!
The previous reviewer needs to understand that this really isn't a book per se; it is rather a primer or position paper on secular humanism, and as such, is quite excellent!
Discovering Secular Humanism: Answers for the Novice and the Curious (2nd edition)
Secular humanism, do you really know what it is? Secular Humanism is a positive philosophy of life and living. It is a philosophy that seeks to embrace life and empower people to achieve the most from their life. It is a philosophy of reason, caring, and hope. It is a philosophy of the here and now. It is a philosophy for people and the society they live in. If you think you are a secular humanist or if you are just curious, this book has many ...
Humanism, What's That?: A Book for Curious Kids
Only for the non-believer, not a good 'gift' item
I was hoping to get a book to send to my nieces helping to explain why we do not celebrate their holidays, why we don't believe in faith. Sadly, while the tone of this book is kid-friendly, the message seems to me to be more pro-humanism than to just an explanation of this ideology. So, while I don't think I can give this book to my nieces without their parents thinking I'm trying to ...
Ignatian Humanism: A Dynamic Spirituality for the 21st Century
Jesuit Way Loyola Press
Jesuit Spirituality: Men of Faith, Courage, and Imagination
This marvelous book concerns the essence of Jesuit spirituality i.e., its rootedness in the human experience. Ronald Modras, in the presentation of his book, turns this concept into action by rooting his discussion of this humanism in the experiences of six men who exemplify the Jesuit Way, beginning with the sixteenth-century founder of the Society of Jesus, Ignatius of Loyola, and ending with ...
Reason and Reverence: Religious Humanism for the 21st Century
William R. Murry
Skinner House Books
Emboldening a new old vision
REASON AND REVERENCE by the Rev. William R. Murry was written with the express intent of revitalizing humanism within Unitarian Universalism by grounding it in religious naturalism. The book is getting mixed reviews among 'old-school' humanists, apparently, as I've read comments to the effect that there's nothing that needs revitalizing, that Murry is succumbing to the rage for spirituality by ...
Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism, 2nd Edition
More than just Architecture!
Already recognized since 1949 as "a masterpiece in scholarship" in its field by several eminent architects, the 173 page tome: ARCHITECTURAL PRINCIPLES IN THE AGE OF HUMANISM, 4th ed. (1971) by Rudolf Wittkower; had, incidentally, also provided an in-depth explanation on proportion and ratio as they differed in usage between architectural procedure and Boethian mathematics. Of special ...
Existentialism Is a Humanism
Jean Paul Sartre
Yale University Press
Is Existentialism a Humanism?
Is Existentialism a Humanism? "Is Existentialism a Humanism?" was the title of Sartre's famous lecture in October 1945 given to an overflow crowd and rapidly to become the talk of the left-bank cafes, then all of Paris and Europe. The talk started by proclaiming "existence precedes essence" which meant, he explained, that individuals create their own values because there is no moral order in ...
Humanism: An Introduction
A Great Overview of a Multifaceted Topic
Humanism is a term that often appears in the media but which is seldom defined. "Humanism: An Introduction" by Jim Herrick could very well provide just about everything the average person would ever need to know about humanism. Short, succinct, and very readable chapters cover humanism plays its part in morality, religion, science, the arts, and even the environment. Chapters at the book's end ...
Humanism: A Beginner's Guide (Oneworld Beginner's Guides)
A great introduction and a good read
Humanism is a fascinating topic, and Peter Cave manages to impart a wealth of information in the witty style of an after dinner speech.
Drama of Atheist Humanism
Henri de Lubac
This is the book that first got me interested in religion. It is an outstanding discussion of Comte, Marx & Nietzsche. After reading this, the reader may want to read Kung's Does God Exist? and Baum's Doctors of Modernity: Darwin, Marx & Freud.
Humanism (The New Critical Idiom)
Definitions of humanism have evolved throughout the centuries as the term has been adopted for a variety of purposes ? literary, cultural and political ? and reactions against humanism have contributed to movements such as postmodernism and anti-humanism. Tony Davies offers a clear introduction to the many uses of this influential yet complex concept and this second edition extends his discussion to include: a comprehensive history of the ...
Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion
I purchased this book thinking I was wasting my money. I have found most parenting books a waste of money. This one fooled me. My favorite part of this book is the letter the author wrote to his child. The book is never derogatory or hateful of belief. It is intellectual, but not pretencious. I found it helped me discuss my beliefs with my 11 year old.
Humanism and Education in Medieval and Renaissance Italy: Tradition and Innovation in Latin Schools from the ...
Cambridge University Press
The claim, central to many interpretations of the Renaissance, that humanists introduced a revolution in the classroom is refuted in Robert Black's masterly survey, based on over 500 manuscript school books. He shows that the study of classical texts in schools reached a high point in the twelfth century, followed by a collapse in the thirteenth as universities rose in influence. It was not until the later 1400s that humanism had a significant ...
The Courage to Become: The Virtues of Humanism
The core values of secular humanism
In this eloquent little book, Paul Kurtz expounds upon the three core values of secular humanism: courage, cognition, and caring. The section on cognition can be somewhat heavy going at points for non-philosophers (and frankly I disagree very much with the pragmatic emphasis) but most of the book reads like a sermon. This book offers inspiration without appeal to religion, and will challenge ...
Black Literature and Humanism in Latin America
Richard L. Jackson
University of Georgia Press
In Black Literature and Humanism in Latin America , Richard L. Jackson explores literary Americanism through writings of black Hispanic authors such as Carlos Guillermo Wilson, Quince Duncan, and Nelson Estupiñán Bass that in many ways provide a microcosm for the larger literature. Jackson traces the roots of Afro-Hispanic literature from the early twentieth-century Afrocriollo movement--the Harlem Renaissance of Latin America--to the fiction ...
Vico's Uncanny Humanism: Reading the New Science Between Modern and Postmodern
Sandra Rudnick Luft
Cornell University Press
Sandra Luft, in her ambitious postmodernist reading of Vico?s profoundly influential The New Science, asserts the "strangeness" of texts that struggle to understand human existence outside the assumptions of traditional humanism. One of her central arguments is that Vico as a thinker moved toward such an alien understanding. Despite his warning against the tyranny of "familiar conceits," his work is commonly read within the traditional ...
The Philosophy of Humanism
Humanist Press, 1997
This book is joyous reading! Enjoy!
The Philosophy of Humanism is a scholarly work, tracing the influence of Humanism from the ancient Greek philosophers through the Enlightenment and the Bill of Rights to the twentieth century. It is very well documented with reference notes and bibliography for those who prefer sources, yet it is written in a most readable style. I heartily recommend this book to anyone who truly wishes to ...
Humanism and Democratic Criticism (Columbia Themes in Philosophy)
Edward W. Said
Columbia University Press
Beautiful and nuanced
Despite its size, this brief collection of lectures comprises a nuanced and compelling argument of how to rescue the humanities from their growing marginalization and irrelevance. Calling for a return to philology and criticizing the jargon-laden obscuratinism and relativism of much of contemporary humanistic practice, Said nevertheless maintains the benefit of close readings of texts and a ...
The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
Cambridge University Press
A Superlative Compendium of Italian Humanism
The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism provides readers with a useful collection of essays that discuss humanism from its origins in late medieval Italy up to its impact upon the literature of Elizabethan England. In essence, this is a remarkable and insightful compendium on Italian humanism; and it will be supremely beneficial to impressionistic students and accomplished scholars ...
Theism and Humanism : The Book that Influenced C. S. Lewis
Arthur James Balfour
C. S. Lewis
More Relevant Than Ever
It is another sign of deteriorating academic standards when recent bestselling books by celebrity atheists are praised for their cleverness by self-styled intellectuals of a generation which has very little grasp of intellectual rigour. Balfour was educated in a tradition which would never have tolerated the sloppiness or the ignorance of basic facts and principles which characterise the works of ...
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