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The Resource Life after faith : the case for secular humanism, Philip Kitcher

Life after faith : the case for secular humanism, Philip Kitcher

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Life after faith : the case for secular humanism
Title
Life after faith
Title remainder
the case for secular humanism
Statement of responsibility
Philip Kitcher
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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
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DLC
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1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kitcher, Philip
Dewey number
211/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2747.6
LC item number
.K58 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Terry lectures series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Secular humanism
Label
Life after faith : the case for secular humanism, Philip Kitcher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Doubt delineated -- Values vindicated -- Religion refined -- Mortality and meaning -- Depth and depravity
Control code
000395985
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 175 pages
Isbn
9780300203431
Lccn
2014010384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000395985
  • (OCoLC)875644475
Label
Life after faith : the case for secular humanism, Philip Kitcher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Doubt delineated -- Values vindicated -- Religion refined -- Mortality and meaning -- Depth and depravity
Control code
000395985
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 175 pages
Isbn
9780300203431
Lccn
2014010384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000395985
  • (OCoLC)875644475

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