Meditations for the Humanist: Ethics for a Secular Age

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The written report from Sudhir - Sudhir Gandotra, General Secretary - Humanist Party of India is reproduced here-below: We have a few failures to share. Those days of attempting to enact change non-violently have been undermined and the hysteria of civil war has engulfed the nation. One of the newest is my font Brinar, and it's close cousin the more rounded Arinar. What we seek is a reverence for a human personality, a passion for social justice and an attempt to apply the best of the world’s wisdom to contemporary living.”

Souvenirs d'amour: Love and the mnemotechnic of alterity

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If it isn't considered safe enough for me to attempt VBAC at a top notch Birth Center across the street from a hospital, why the hell would it be safe for me to try it in my home that is a 20 minute car ride (not accounting for traffic) from the nearest hospital? Or if, to take a more personal case, I decide to marry and to have children, even though this decision proceeds simply from my situation, from my passion or my desire, I am thereby committing not only myself, but humanity as a whole, to the practice of monogamy.

So You Think You're Human?

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Renaissance humanism was a response to the standard educational program that focused on logic and linguistics and the other great late medieval Christian philosophy, Scholasticism. Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem fight for women's rights, Mathilde Krim battles the AIDS epidemic, and Margaret Atwood is one of the world's most outspoken advocates of literary freedom--Humanists all. In the early sixteenth century grammar schools of significant importance were established in the Low Countries and Germany, wherein young students were schooled in, “Latin grammar, classical studies, as well as practical Bible training, by some of the best teachers in Europe.”17 Another institution, the Collége de Guyenne, located in Bordeaux, De Lamar Jensen, Renaissance Europe: Age of Recovery and Reconciliation. (Lexington: DC Heath and Company, 1992) 365. 14 Jensen, 365. 15 Kenneth R.

Be Who You Are

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In the early eighteenth century two major idealist works appeared: one by George Berkeley (Principles of Human Knowledge), the other by G. Secular Psychology and "Christian" Psychology Versus Biblical Counseling (FREE MP3s, Books and Articles) "Christian psychology" as the expression is used today is an oxymoron. Bragg, the associate editor of The New Humanist, sought to consolidate the input of L. Today, we recognize more readily the wisdom of the feline faith.

Three Challenges to Ethics: Environmentalism, Feminism, and

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In contrast, our beliefs are naturalistic – if you like, physicalist or materialist (though in a sense, of course, that admits the various unseen forces of nature). Artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci studied anatomy, while others used live models to better catch the human form. After that there was a short break for lunch, and the team broke off to explore the museum on their own. We must act to stop the wars and the crimes and the brutality of this and future ages. Stalin was not a theoretician and gave nothing of his own to Marx-Leninism; Mao, whom many (especially among Western youth) considered a major Marxist philosopher, has written some theoretical pieces. 5 but these are simply a restatement of Engels and Lenin, with some traditional Chinese Yin-Yang dialectics thrown in.

Montaigne: The Essays

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Beyond the point at which the possibilities under consideration cease to affect my action, I ought to disinterest myself. His sermons were also widely distributed as pamphlets which helped to spread his fame. Now the work of ten authors is available to the public, to Regular Members, and to Supporting Members, with a foreword by meme and consciousness researcher Susan Blackmore. It is simply a way of life with no ceremony or dogma.

A Theory of Feelings

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Although feminism has partially been about getting women a more equal share of power, it must also acknowledge the ways in which patriarchy plays a role in all kinds of social ills: racism, homophobia, and xenophobia, to name a few. However, there is some research that suggests that a neutral or even slightly cool environment is best for older, highly motivated students. The fourth definition needs no further comment. S.-based Center for Genetics and Society, was formed, in 2001, with the specific goal of opposing transhumanist agendas that involve transgenerational modification of human biology, such as full-term human cloning and germinal choice technology.

History, the Human, and the World Between

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Hochstraten, however, now proceeded to Rome; in 1516 a papal mandate postponing the case was issued, but finally in 1520, under the pressure of the Lutheran movement, Reuchlin was condemned to preserve silence on the matter in future and to pay full costs. He seems no more conversant with the peculiar history of the mid–twentieth-century U. Blogs and the Friendly Atheist are but two examples of these vibrant communities. The goal is to fully realize our own goodness.

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the

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As Neo-Platonism replaced the Aristotelianism of Saint Thomas Aquinas, attempts were made to join the great works of Antiquity with Christian values in a syncretic Christian humanism, such as those by Marsilio Ficino and Pico della Mirandola. The religiosity of the Ethical Societies, however, was counterbalanced by the generally irreligious character of the RPA and NSS. Philosophy was a tool: a method you could use to maintain harmony in your life, to control negative passions such as anger and hatred, to reason out the best action to take, to understand how the universe worked, and to find your place in it.” Most people know the word philosophy means “love of wisdom”.

Existence, Historical Fabulation, Destiny (Analecta

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The Humanism state that consciousness is not due to the soul .. With all of its organs intact, the right diet, exercise and mental focus, a human body can overcome any disease. Similarly Lord Ritchie-Calder, while working for UNESCO, was instrumental in starting the UN Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy and was later, alongside another eminent humanist, Dame Jennie Lee, prominent in the creation of the Open University.