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Is there anything we humans love that doesn’t have a downside? I don’t think so. Since the Enlightenment, naturalists have sought nonreligious, rational answers to our unending quest for optimal living. But it was one of the greatest philosophers of
We all know the unexamined life isn’t worth living (or so says Socrates), but is the unloving life even worth examining?
Author and philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein’s new novel, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction (Pantheon, 2010), follows the past and present of one Cass Seltzer, a professor of the philosophy of religion who Time magazine
The great humanist lion, Paul Kurtz, was honored by the American Humanist Association on Saturday, June 9, 2007, at its annual conference in Portland, Oregon. The following is adapted from his speech in acceptance of the AHA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany in January, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as president of the United States in March, Mohandas Gandhi carried out a hunger strike in May on behalf of the lower castes of India, the
Surely one of the biggest barriers keeping humanism from being a more prominent force in the United States is its nontheistic character. Two relevant surveys provide compelling proof that Americans just don’t feel good about openly rejecting belief in a
Its ability to withstand an assault by Christopher Hitchens is one testament to the hardiness of religious faith. (I wouldn’t want him mad at me.) A famously adept debater, armed with wit and erudition, Hitchens can be persuasive even when