Living without Religion
By (author) Paul Kurtz
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Living without Religion by Paul Kurtz
Book DescriptionPaul Kurtz is one of America's foremost expositors of humanist philosophy. In "Living without Religion", he has introduced a new word to describe humanism - eupraxsophy. Derived from the Greek roots eu (good), praxis (practice), and sophia (philosophical and scientific wisdom), eupraxophy means literally "good conduct and wisdom in living". Eupraxophy draws upon the disciplines of the sciences, philosophy, and ethics - yet it is more than these. Not simply an intellectual position, eupraxophy expresses convictions about the nature of the universe and how to live one's life with commitment and dedication. It, thus, combines both a cosmic outlook and a life stance. Kurtz maintains that the eupraxsopher can lead a meaningful life and help create a just society, and he offers concrete recommendations for the development of the humanism of the future. An entire section of the book is devoted to the careful definition of religion, which clearly demonstrates than an authentic moral life is possible without religious belief.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780879759292
(230mm x 155mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul Kurtz
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A proposal for the development of a planetary ethics based on universal human rights and scientific wisdom. It lays out the basic principles of an ethical approach that calls humanist eupraxsophy - that is, the application of practical moral choices inspired by scientific wisdom.
Meaning and Value in a Secular Age, Paperback (June 2011)
Includes a collection of Paul Kurtz's key writings on humanism and its role as an ethical alternative to religion.
Dewey's Enduring Impact, Hardback (December 2010)» View all books by Paul Kurtz
In this collection of essays, written especially for this volume, many of the most prominent scholars on Dewey are inspired to search for that new enlightenment that Dewey himself sought, reconfigured to deal with the pressing problems of our times.
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Author Biography - Paul Kurtz
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 has lectured at universities worldwide.
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