The Humanist Alternative
From Confucius to Attenborough
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Humanist Alternative by Margaret Knight
Book DescriptionWhen this important volume was first compiled in 1961, Margaret Knight brought together a full range of humanist thought to depict the Stoic and Epicurean traditions in the ancient world, the writers of the Renaissance and Enlightenment, as well as significant thinkers in the 19th-and 20th-century rationalist traditions. Acclaimed writer and skeptic James Herrick has updated this impressive roster by adding novelists Mark Twain and E M Forester as well as scientists J. Bronowski, Richard Dawkins, and David Attenborough. Herrick also includes contributions by A J Ayer, Antony Flew, Sidney Hook, and Paul Kurtz. Incisive items from Shelley, Voltaire, T S Eliot, and T H Huxley, and many others are also provided.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780879750183
(230mm x 155mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-May-1973
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Margaret Knight
Paul Kurtz (1925-2012), professor emeritus of philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, was the author or editor of more than fifty books, including "The Transcendental Temptation, The Courage to Become," and "Embracing the Power of Humanism," plus nine hundred articles and reviews. He was the founder and chairman of Prometheus Books, the Institute for Science and Human Values, the Center for Inquiry, the Council for Secular Humanism, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He appeared on many major television and radio talk shows and lectured at universities worldwide.
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