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    DescriptionWhy should we believe in God without any evidence? How can there be meaning in life when death is final? With historical adherents including such thinkers as Einstein, Freud, Philip Pullman, and Frank Zappa, Humanism's central quest is to make sense of such questions, explaining the ethical and metaphysical by appealing to shared human values, rationality, and tolerance. Essential reading for atheists, agnostics, ignostics, freethinkers, rationalists, skeptics, and believers too, this Beginner's Guide will explain all aspects of the Humanist philosophy whilst providing an alternative and valuable conception of life without religion.

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    A Beginner's Guide
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    By (author) Peter Cave
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 229 g
    ISBN 13: 9781851685899
    ISBN 10: 1851685898

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    Oneworld Publications
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    Oneworld Publications
    Publication date
    01 March 2009
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    Author Information
    Writer and broadcaster Peter Cave teaches philosophy for The Open University and City University London. Author of the bestselling Can A Robot Be Human?, he chairs the Humanist Philosophers' Group, frequently contributes to philosophy journals and magazines, from the academic to the popular, and has presented several philosophy programmes for the BBC. He lives in London.
    Table of contents
    Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Humanism: scene setting Chapter 2 Without God Chapter 3 Without religion Chapter 4 With morality Chapter 5 With politics Chapter 6 Dying and living Chapter 7 Humanism: the quest for meaning Epilogue Appendices Humanism: myths and whereabouts Further reading Notes, references and sources Index