Humanist Manifesto 2000 A Call for a New Planetary Humanism

ISBN-10: 157392783X
ISBN-13: 9781573927833
Edition: 2000
Authors: Paul Kurtz
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List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 3/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 76
Size: 5.40" wide x 8.30" long x 0.17" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Paul Kurtz was born on December 21, 1925. He received a bachelor's degree from New York University and a master's degree and doctor of Philosophy degree from Columbia University. During World War II, he served in the United States Army and helped liberate the Dachau concentration camp in 1945. He was a philosopher who focused on fighting prejudice against people who reject belief in a god and promoting a non-religious stance in life. He wrote or edited more than 50 books on ethics without religion, critiques of religion and the paranormal, and on skepticism, or the challenging of received wisdom. His works include The Transcendental Temptation, Forbidden Fruit: The Ethics of Secularism, The Courage to Become, Multi-Secularism: A New Agenda, and What is Secular Humanism? He founded the journal Free Inquiry and the secular humanist Center for Inquiry. He also taught at numerous universities including the State University of New York at Buffalo and Vassar. He died on October 20, 2012 at the age of 86.

Preamble
Prologue to the Present
Why Planetary Humanism?
Prospects for a Better Future
Scientific Naturalism
The Benefits of Technology
Ethics and Reason
A Universal Commitment to Humanity as a Whole
A Planetary Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
A New Global Agenda
The Need for New Planetary Institutions
Optimism about the Human Prospect

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