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- Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 11.99
The secular age has confronted human beings with a fundamental challenge. While the naturalistic worldview rooted in science has persuasively shown that traditional religious conceptions of the universe are unsustainable, it has so far offered no compelling secular narratives to replace the religious narratives so entrenched in civilization. In the... more...
- Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99
The best heaven and the worst hell are the same place. Travel with author John F. Williams into the jungles of Laos and into a new understanding of existence. In lively short stories, Hating Perfection shows the everyday world as uncanny, equally strange as the imaginary worlds of Borges or Kafka. This engrossing, strikingly original book invites... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 83.00
Is all that exists part of the natural world? If there are non-natural entities, what is their difference from natural things? Is the human-independent realm of nature the only paradigm for ontological respectability, as naturalism claims? Can existence be simply explained away by means of formal devices? Philosophers keep struggling with such questions.... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available
This new title in the popular 'Flash' series gets straight to the key facts about Humanism. In just 96 pacy, jargon-free pages, you will: - see why humanism matters - study its ancient roots - understand explore the enlightenment - discover contemporary humanism - learn where science fits in and much more besides! more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available
Understand Humanism is the definitive introduction to this diverse and increasingly prominent philosophy. 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. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00
In diesem Band werden die beiden Diskurse zur Zivilisationskritik von Jean-Jacques Rousseau nah am Text und in einzelnen Schritten kommentiert. Rousseaus These lautet, dass sich der Mensch durch die technisch-wissenschaftlichen Fortschritte zunehmend von der eigenen Natur entfremdet und dadurch pervertiert. Das Beispiel dieses Autors zeigt, wie bereits... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 14.51
Die Jugendweihe bzw. Jugendfeier erlebt gegenwärtig eine Renaissance bei Jugendlichen und deren Eltern. Dies war nach der Wiedervereinigung nicht unbedingt zu erwarten. Als weltliches Übergangsritual stellt die Jugendweihe heute eine attraktive humanistische Alternative zur kirchlichen Konfirmation dar. In diesem Buch beleuchten die Autorinnen und... more...
- Philosophical Library/Open Road 2011; US$ 14.99
An inspiring collection of the great thinker?s views on a rapidly changing world Nuclear proliferation, Zionism, and the global economy are just a few of the insightful and surprisingly prescient topics scientist Albert Einstein discusses in this volume of collected essays from between 1931 and 1950. Written with a clear voice and a thoughtful... more...
- Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99
Erich Fromm?s insightful work on the modern human condition, and how to break free of its bonds In the 1960s, renowned social psychologist Erich Fromm argued that people were becoming increasingly alienated. No longer were we dynamic, constantly creative beings. Instead, he observed, we were becoming fixated on things like television, while the... more...
- Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99
Erich Fromm?s groundbreaking examination of an age-old question, and a stunning look at how to pursue a life with purpose and meaning Life in the modern age began when people no longer lived at the mercy of nature and instead took control of it. We planted crops so we didn?t have to forage, and produced planes, trains, and cars for transport.... more...