Social Humanism

Social Humanism : A New Metaphysics

4.5 (2 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?


In this book, Ellis argues that moral and political objectives are not independent of one other, and so must be pursued in tandem. Social humanism is a moral and political philosophy that does just this. As a political philosophy, it justifies the implementation and maintenance of many of the characteristic social policies of welfare states. As a moral philosophy, it provides the foundation required for most human rights legislation.

To this end, Ellis elaborates on the theory of social humanism and the need to reconsider the metaphysical foundations of morals. He develops the theory of social idealism as a meta-theory for both morals and social policy, exploring the global consequences of this new approach.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1 Tables, black and white
  • 1138922226
  • 9781138922228
  • 2,380,600

Table of contents

Introduction Part I: Social Humanism 1. The Ideals of Social Humanism 2. The Humanistic Theory of Social Equality Part II: Causal Realism 3. The Metaphysics of Causal Realism Part III: Social Idealism 4. The Social Theory of Morality 5. Individualism 6. Theory and Method Part IV: Global Humanism 7. A Global Social Contract Conclusion
show more

About Brian Ellis

Brian Ellis is Professor Emeritus of philosophy at La Trobe University, Australia.
show more

Rating details

2 ratings
4.5 out of 5 stars
5 50% (1)
4 50% (1)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X