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  • Meaning and Value in a Secular Ageby Nathan Bupp; Paul Kurtz

    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...

  • Hating Perfection (Revised Edition)by John F. Williams

    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...

  • Existence and Natureby Matteo Camposampiero Favaretti; Matteo Plebani

    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...

  • The Importance of Spinoza for the Modern Philosophy of Scienceby Nancy Brenner-Golomb

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    The question raised in this book is why Spinoza?s work which comes so close to the modern view of natural science is not prominent in the social sciences. The answer suggested is that this is due to the lingering influence of the Cartesian differentiation between the domain of science, dealing with material bodies in space and time, and the realm of... more...

  • Understand Humanism: Teach Yourselfby Mark Vernon

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • Explore Humanism: Flashby Mark Vernon

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Die beiden Diskurse zur Zivilisationskritikby

    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...

  • Images of Human Natureby Donald J. Munro

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    In this volume Donald Munro, author of important studies on early and contemporary China, provides a critical analysis of the doctrines of the Sung Neo-Confucian philosopher Chu Hsi (1130-1200). For nearly six centuries Confucian orthodoxy was based on Chu Hsi's commentaries on Confucian classics. These commentaries were the core of the curriculum... more...

  • To Have or To Be?by Erich Fromm

    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...

  • On Being Humanby Erich Fromm

    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...