Teach Yourself: Understand Humanism

Editor/Author Vernon, Mark
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-44-410350-2
Category: Social Sciences
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This guide teaches you everything you need to know about humanism, from it's ancient origins and key figures, to humanist answers to pressing modern issues, like climate change and identity politics.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword
  • Meet the author
  • Only got a minute?
  • Only got five minutes?
  • Introduction: why humanism matters
  • 1 Classical antecedents
  • 2 Renaissance humanism
  • 3 Enlightenment humanism
  • 4 Contemporary humanisms 1: Marxism, utilitarianism and pragmatism
  • 5 Contemporary humanisms 2: existentialists and ‘anti-humanists’
  • 6 Contemporary humanisms 3: Darwin, organized humanism and Christians
  • 7 Ten pressing issues
  • 8 Humanism as a way of life
  • Glossary
  • Taking it further