Skepticism and Humanism: The New Paradigm

4,33 valoración promedio
( 3 valoraciones por GoodReads )
 
9780765800510: Skepticism and Humanism: The New Paradigm
Críticas:

"Paul Kurtz is certainly one of the most prolific humanist authors of the last hundred years. . . . [A] prophet for planetary humanism. . . . Kurtz deserves recognition for his career-long efforts to reorient humanism as a positive naturalistic worldview. . . . Nobody has done more to build and support humanism outside the United States than Paul Kurtz. As the leading spokesman for planetary humanism, that seems to qualify as his most impressive achievement." --Bill Cooke, Icons of Unbelief

Reseña del editor:

As we begin the third millennium there is cause for cautious optimism regarding the human prospect. Democratic revolutions and the doctrine of universal human rights have captured the imagination of large sectors of humanity, while major advances in science and technology continue to conquer disease and extend life, contributing to rising standards of living, affluence, and cultural freedom on a worldwide basis. Paradoxically, at the same time ancient authoritarian fundamentalist religions have grown in vitriolic intensity along with bizarre New Age, media-driven paranormal belief systems. Also surprising is the resurgence of primitive tribal and ethnic loyalties, unleashing wars of intolerance and bitterness. In Skepticism and Humanism, Paul Kurtz locates these threatening developments within a long-standing and largely unchallenged theological worldview. He proposes, as an alternative to religion, a new cultural paradigm rooted in scientific naturalism, rationalism, and a humanistic outlook. An estimated 60 percent of scientists are atheists or agnostics. However, the skeptical world view has been given little currency even in advanced societies, because of a cultural prohibition against the criticism of religion. At the same time, science has become increasingly narrow and specialized so that few people can draw on its broader intellectual and cultural implications. Skepticism and Humanism attempts to meet this need. It defends skepticism as a method for developing reliable knowledge by using scientific inquiry and reason to test all claims to truth. It also defends scientific naturalism-an evolutionary view of nature, life, and the human species. Kurtz sees the dominant religious doctrines as drawn from an agricultural/nomadic past, and emphasizes the need for a new outlook applicable to the postindustrial information age. At the same time, he rejects postmodernism for abandoning science and embracing a form of nihilism. There can be no doubt that as a new global civilization emerges, scientific naturalism, rationalism, and secular humanism have something significant to say about the meaning of life. Skepticism and Humanism shows how they can to foster democratic values and social prosperity. The book will be important for philosophers, scientists, and all those concerned with contemporary issues.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Kurtz, Paul
Editorial: Transaction Publishers
ISBN 10: 0765800519 ISBN 13: 9780765800510
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Central Kentucky Book Supply, LLC
(Nicholasville, KY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Transaction Publishers. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0765800519 New! NO remainder mark! Last ones in case may be hurt. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0765800519ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 31,42
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,69
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Paul Kurtz
Editorial: Transaction Publishers (2001)
ISBN 10: 0765800519 ISBN 13: 9780765800510
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Transaction Publishers, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0765800519

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 53,65
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,69
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Paul Kurtz
ISBN 10: 0765800519 ISBN 13: 9780765800510
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97807658005101.0

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 68,90
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,69
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Kurtz, Paul
Editorial: Transaction Pub (2001)
ISBN 10: 0765800519 ISBN 13: 9780765800510
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Media Mall
(Fyshwick, ACT, Australia)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Transaction Pub, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 16.51 x 24.13 cm. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería MM-21723476

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 71,51
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 11,00
De Australia a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Kurtz, Paul
Editorial: Transaction Publishers (2001)
ISBN 10: 0765800519 ISBN 13: 9780765800510
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Transaction Publishers, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. New item. Nº de ref. de la librería QX-047-91-9228709

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 73,55
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 9,24
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Paul Kurtz
Editorial: Transaction Pub (2001)
ISBN 10: 0765800519 ISBN 13: 9780765800510
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Transaction Pub, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 306 pages. 9.50x6.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0765800519

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 89,91
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,89
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío