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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism

Edited by: Andrew Copson and A. C. Grayling
eISBN: 9781119977179
Print publication date: 2015


Subject Philosophy » Philosophy of Religion

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781119977179.2015.x

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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism presents a comprehensive collection of essays that explore the historical roots and contemporary expressions of Humanism. Readings address the nature of Humanism as an approach to life, and offer philosophical analyses of the key humanist propositions from naturalism and science to morality and meaning. In addition to such renowned academics as Stephen Law, Charles Freeman and Jeaneanne Fowler, many more established and emerging scholars contribute essays that explore and analyse the richly diverse manifestations of humanism that have emerged in myriad locales and contexts. Casting its net well beyond the usual modern Western narrative, we are shown how humanist expressions emerged in ancient India and China, and throughout the medieval Arabic world. Taking a landmark approach to the study of humanism, the collection features multidisciplinary explorations of the consequences of humanism as it relates to politics, education, psychology, architecture, and more. Up-to-date contributions also focus on the key controversies in the study of humanism, from the accusation of nihilism and place of spirituality to the objectivity of humanist moralities. Innovative and thought-provoking, The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism offers illuminating insights into the current thinking on the secular alternative to seeking meaning for our lives in today's complex world.

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Copson, Andrew and A. C. Grayling (eds). The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism. Blackwell Publishing, 2015. Blackwell Reference Online. 24 March 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781119977179_9781119977179>



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