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Author Kitcher, Philip, 1947-

Title Life after faith : the case for secular humanism / Philip Kitcher.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  211.6 KITCHER    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  211.6 K64    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  211.6 K62L    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  211.06 KITCHER    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  211.6 KI    Check Shelf
Description xv, 175 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Terry lectures series
Terry lectures.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Doubt delineated -- Values vindicated -- Religion refined -- Mortality and meaning -- Depth and depravity.
Summary Philip Kitcher constructs an original and persuasive secular perspective, one that answers human needs, recognizes the objectivity of values, and provides for the universal desire for meaningfulness. Kitcher thoughtfully and sensitively considers how secularism can respond to the worries and challenges that all people confront, including the issue of mortality. He investigates how secular lives compare with those of people who adopt religious doctrines as literal truth, as well as those who embrace less literalistic versions of religion. Whereas religious belief has been important in past times, Kitcher concludes that evolution away from religion is now essential. He envisions the successors to religious life, when the senses of identity and community traditionally fostered by religion will instead draw on a broader range of cultural items--those provided by poets, filmmakers, musicians, artists, scientists, and others. With clarity and deep insight, Kitcher reveals the power of secular humanism to encourage fulfilling human lives built on ethical truth.
Subject Secular humanism.
Secular humanism. (OCoLC)fst01110728
Säkularer Humanismus. (DE-588)4830569-8
Atheismus. (DE-588)4003364-8
ISBN 9780300203431 (alk. paper)
0300203438 (alk. paper)
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