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What is true? : an introduction to secular humanism

Author: Robert Fantinatto; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Those who wish to pursue a life of pure reason are often attracted to the movement known as secular humanism. This program explores the movement by presenting several humanist inquiries, including: How and why do religions develop? Can morality exist without religion? Is there a humanist narrative that can take the place of myth? How can public policy become truly rational? The film features explanations from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Fantinatto, Robert.
2006
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fantinatto; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 741358898
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 09, 2006.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 12 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (41 min.) : sound, color, digital file
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Origins of Religion (3:43) --
Humanist Narrative (2:21) --
What is the Meaning of Life? (2:57) --
Morality and Religion (6:13) --
Human Nature (4:06) --
Science and Religion (2:40) --
Is Death the End? (3:59) --
Religion and Global Conflicts (6:10) --
God and the State (5:04).
Other Titles: Introduction to secular humanism
Responsibility: Fantinatto, Robert.

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Those who wish to pursue a life of pure reason are often attracted to the movement known as secular humanism. This program explores the movement by presenting several humanist inquiries, including: How and why do religions develop? Can morality exist without religion? Is there a humanist narrative that can take the place of myth? How can public policy become truly rational? The film features explanations from prominent humanist figures-Dr. Paul Kurtz, founder of the Council for Secular Humanism; Dr. Christopher diCarlo, University of Ontario philosophy professor; Toni Van Pelt, women's rights activist; Ronald Bailey, science correspondent for Reason magazine; and others.

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