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The case for humanism : an introduction

Author: Lewis Vaughn; Austin Dacey
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2003.
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"The Case for Humanism is the premier textbook on the 'big ideas' of Western humanism--secularism, rationalism, materialism, democracy, individualism, and many others. Students are invited to think critically about these powerful themes that run through Western thought from the ancient Greeks, to the Enlightenment, to the present day. The issues discussed raise some of the most provocative and relevant questions of  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vaughn, Lewis.
Case for humanism.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2003
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Vaughn; Austin Dacey
ISBN: 0742513920 9780742513921 0742513939 9780742513938
OCLC Number: 51566778
Description: ix, 223 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Humanism and philosophy --
Human nature --
Freedom and destiny --
The moral life --
Knowledge, truth, and faith --
Science and religion --
God, humanism, and philosophy --
Society and politics.
Responsibility: Lewis Vaughn and Austin Dacey.


The authors teach by example how to analyse arguments for and against humanist ideas, how to judge alternative theories and how to evaluate humanism as a whole, in this text that breaks humanism down  Read more...


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Thorough and profound. For any intelligent thinker who is interested in the secular versus the religious arguments, this is an excellent compendium. There are extensive quotations from a wide range Read more...

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