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Meaning and Value in a Secular Age: Why Eupraxsophy Matters - The Writings of Paul Kurtz
The secular age has confronted human beings with a fundamental challenge. While the naturalistic worldview rooted in science has persuasively shown that traditional religious conceptions of the universe are unsustainable, it has so far offered no compelling secular narratives to replace the religious narratives so entrenched in civilization.
In the absence of religion, how The secular age has confronted human beings with a fundamental challenge. In the absence of religion, how do thoughtful contemporary individuals find meaning in a secular world? In this book, philosopher Paul Kurtz argues for a new approach that he calls eupraxsophy. Kurtz first coined the term in to characterize a secular orientation to life that stands in contrast to religion. Derived from three ancient Greek roots, eupraxsophy literally means "good practice and wisdom. Written with eloquence and scope, these incisive essays show how Kurtz's brand of humanism moves above and beyond the current "new atheism.
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Brett Welch rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Reed Probus rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Cari D rated it it was ok Jul 14, This is an illuminating collection of Paul Kurtz's key writings on humanism and its role as an ethical alternative to religion. The term eupraxsophy was first coined by Paul Kurtz in to describe a secular worldview that stands in contrast to religion. Drawing upon philosophy, science, and ethics, eupraxsophy offers a thoroughly secular moral vision, which respects the place of human values in the context of the natural world and presents an empirically responsible yet hopeful picture of the human situation and the cosmos in which we abide.
Written with eloquence and scope, these essays show how Kurtz's brand of humanism bridges the cultural divide between science and value and provides a genuine ethical alternative to religion.
This book of [his] writings over a span of nearly 50 years is a real treasure In an era like ours of angry atheists he is a breath of fresh air. Eupraxsophy does matter if we want to change our world. This may be his most lasting contribution, so it's wonderful to have all of these essays spanning his career together in one volume. Very highly recommended. Loftus, author of Why I Became an Atheist "A rich collection of Paul Kurtz's writings, this book presents a full picture of the philosophy of humanism.
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