|Title||Humanism: A Beginner's Guide|
|Description||Does goodness require God? Do we need eternity for meaningful lives? Should we believe in God without evidence? Peter's Cave's new book, Humanism, is a welcome guide, with very human answers, to these questions and many more.
With historical adherents as various Mark Twain, Einstein, Freud, Philip Pullman, and Frank Zappa, Humanism's central quest is to live with meaning with no need for the supernatural. Cave explores the humanist approach to religious belief, ethics, and politics, together with moral dilemmas and those 'meaning of life' questions that can keep us awake at night. Showing how humanists make sense of the world using reason, experience, and sensitivity, Cave emphasizes that we can, and should, flourish without God. Lively, provocative, and refreshingly rant-free, this book is essential reading for all - whether atheist, agnostic, believer or of no view - who wish to better understand what it means to be human.
|Dedication||"To the memory of H.H. and G.V. gentle man and gentle woman"|
|Book Dimensions||Width: 5.06″ (5 1/16″)|
|Height: 7.75″ (7¾″)|
|Depth: 0.56″ (9/16″)|
|Contents||Prologue, Acknowledgements, seven (7) chapters, Epilogue, Appendix 1: Humanism: myths and whereabouts, Appendix 2: Further reading, Appendix 3: Notes, references and sources, Index|
|Typeset||Jayvee, Trivandrum, India|
|Cover Design||Simon McFadden|
|Published||March 5, 2009|
|Publisher||Oneworld Publications (www.oneworld-publications.com)|
|Copyright||© Peter Cave 2009|
|Printed in / Bound in||Great Britain by TJ International|
|Book Format||Paperback, Kindle|
"An admirable guide for all those non-religious (surely the true 'silent-majority'?) who may wake up the fact that they are humanists ... What we have in common is, indeed, not faith but our humanity." — Professor Sir Bernard Crick - Emeritus Professor of Birkbeck College, University of London, and author of Democracy: A Very Short Introduction
"Peter Cave brings to a serious subject his characteristic wit and humour, as well as wide knowledge and sharp insight. This is a very readable introduction to humanism - and a deeply human one." — Richard Norman - Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Kent
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|Other||Peter Cave teaches philosophy for The Open University and City University London. Author of the bestselling Can a Robot be Human? and What's Wrong with Eating People? (both published by Oneworld), he chairs the Humanist Philosophers of the British Humanist Association, frequently contributes to philosophy journals, and has presented several philosophy programmes for the BBC. He lives in London.|
"I don't mind Christians burning my books, as long as they buy it first."****NOTE: My mind blew up and I honestly forgot who said this famous quote (I may have found it in one of my books but I can't seem to find it, despite the stacks of books I currently have). If any of you remember who was famous for saying this, namely about Humanism and/or whatnot, email me immediately so that I may credit the guy who said this.