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The Wiley Blackwell handbook of humanism

Author: Andrew Copson
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley Blackwell, 2015.
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism presents an edited collection of essays that explore the nature of Humanism as an approach to life, and a philosophical analysis of the key humanist  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wiley Blackwell handbook of humanism.
Hoboken : Wiley, 2015
(DLC) 2015003043
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Copson
ISBN: 9781119977179 1119977177
OCLC Number: 900665804
Description: xii, 451 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Notes on Contributors vii Foreword xi 1 What Is Humanism? 1Andrew Copson Part I Essentials of Humanism 35 2 Naturalism 37Brendan Larvor 3 Science, Reason, and Scepticism 55Stephen Law 4 Death as Annihilation 72Peter Cave 5 The Good and Worthwhile Life 87A. C. Grayling Part II Diverse Manifestations 95 6 The Materialists of Classical India 97Jeaneane Fowler 7 Humanism in the Classical World 119Charles Freeman 8 Ancient China 133Merv Fowler 9 Humanistic Thought in the Islamic World of the Middle Ages 153Abdelilah Ljamai Part III Implications 171 10 Counselling and the Humanist Worldview 173Carmen Schuhmann 11 Making a Home in This World: Humanism and Architecture 194Ken Worpole 12 Humanist Ceremonies: The Case of Non-Religious Funerals in England 216Matthew Engelke 13 Humanism and Education 234John White 14 Humanism and the Political Order 255Alan Haworth 15 Humanism in Recent English Fiction 280Peter Faulkner Part IV Debates 303 16 Feminism and Humanism 305Pauline Johnson 17 Life Without Meaning? 325Richard Norman 18 Spirituality 347Jeaneane Fowler 19 Is Humanism Too Optimistic? An Analysis of Religion as Religion 374Paul Cliteur 20 Humanism, Moral Relativism, and Ethical Objectivity 403John R. Shook 21 The Future of Humanism 426Peter Derkx Index 440
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Copson and A.C. Grayling.


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