THE BEST OF THE BEST : PAUL KURTZ’S PHOLOSOPY OF HUMANISM

- Floris van den Berg

Humanism, like religion, is a human made concept, and humanists are aware of and appreciate this fact. Books on humanism can be separated into three categories (1) a descriptive (historical or systematic) Outline of humanism (e.g., Richard Norman’s  On Humanism or Peter Cave’s Humanism); (2) a critique of humanism (e.g. John Gray’s Straw Dogs); or (3) a forward-looking, agenda -setting philosophy of humanism (e.g. Corliss Lamont’s The Philosophy of Humanism.) Multi-Secularism A New Agenda by philosopher Paul Kurtz  – actually the whole voluminous oeuvre of this author – falls into this third category. Continue reading