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This audiobook is an essential tool for understanding the philosophy of humanism. Anyone who's ever wondered what this system is about will be pleasantly surprised with the thoroughness and vastness of information herein. Cave is meticulous and specific, rooting his theories in literary, spiritual, and ethical references. The audio challenges the idea of God, causing the audience to think about what a godless world might be like. Andrea Powell's narration is measured and clear. Her voice engages the listener without provoking him. This is an indispensable introduction to the subject.
Does goodness require God? Do we need eternity for meaningful lives? Should we believe in God without evidence? With historical adherents as various as Mark Twain, Einstein, Freud, Philip Pullman, and Frank Zappa, Humanism’s central quest is to live with meaning with no need for the supernatural. Showing how humanists make sense of the world using reason, experience, and sensitivity, Cave emphasises that we can, and should, flourish without God.
Lively, provocative, and refreshingly rant-free, this audiobook is essential listening for all - whether atheist, agnostic, believer, or of no view - who wish better to understand what it means to be human.
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- G. Vaughan
Lots of interesting examples. Great introduction especially to humanist ethics.
I was looking for answers having discarded faith and adopting a rationalist view point.
I learnt that there are no easy answers when it comes to moral questions.
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- Clinton Petrino
A decent read
Great narrator for what can at times be very dry material. I'm not a student anymore at university but it felt like a book I'd have used to inform my work. Thorough and well thought out. I enjoyed it from beginning to end.