Everyday Humanism - Dale McGowan

Everyday Humanism - Dale McGowan

Introduction

Everyday Humanism - Dale McGowan

Dale McGowan [+-]
Foundation Beyond Belief
Dale McGowan is editor and co-author of Raising Freethinkers (2009) and Parenting Beyond Belief (2007) and the anthology Voices of Unbelief (2011), and author of Atheism for Dummies (2013) and In Faith and in Doubt (2014). He currently serves as founding executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, a non-profit organization focusing, encouraging, and demonstrating humanist generosity and volunteerism. Dale holds degrees in physical anthropology and music from UC Berkeley and the University of Minnesota. In 2008, he was named Harvard Humanist of the Year.
Anthony B. Pinn [+-]
Rice University
Anthony B. Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University. Pinn is founding director of Rice’s Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning. He is also the Director of Research for the Institute for Humanist Studies. He is the author/editor of 30 books including, African American Humanist Principles (2004); By These Hands: A Documentary History of African American Humanism (2001); The End of God Talk (2012) and Writing God’s Obituary: How a Good Methodist Became a Better Atheist (2014). In 1999 he received the African American Humanist Award from the Council for Secular Humanism, and in 2006 he was named Harvard Humanist of the Year.

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The introduction will map out the recent history of scholarship and popular treatments of humanism, and humanism's impact on the nature and meaning of life. It provides the rationale for the volume and provides summaries of the various chapters, as well as offering the definition of humanism guiding the volume by which humanism is understood to be "a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity."

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McGowan, Dale; Pinn, Anthony B. . Introduction. Everyday Humanism. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. ix-xv Nov 2014. ISBN 9781781790458. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20490. Date accessed: 22 Sep 2018 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20490. Nov 2014

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