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Introduction: what is humanism?

Introduction: what is humanism?  

Stephen Law

in Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777363
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199553648.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199553648
There are various connotations to the word ‘humanism’. In the broadest terms, it means a system of thought in which human values, interests, and dignity are considered especially important. ... More
4. Humanism and morality

4. Humanism and morality  

Stephen Law

in Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777363
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199553648.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199553648
Humanists deal with moral questions about what we ought or ought not to do. Ethics features highly in humanism. When considering morality, religious people ask the following questions: how ... More
Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

Humanism: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Law

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777363
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199553648.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199553648
Humanism: A Very Short Introduction explores how humanism uses science and reason to make sense of the world, looking at how it encourages individual moral responsibility and ... More

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