May 14th, 2013
The idea behind this is not to provide a perfect definition of Humanism, but rather to help Humanists consider a different aspect of the philosophy in a new way.
Humanism is a deceptively simple philosophies.
Yet, it is really hard to describe well because once you start getting into the details, there is all the nuance and balance that is required to do it well.
Regardless, here is yet another attempt by me to describe and define Humanism in a simple way that is nothing but simple. Keep reading →
Category: philosophy · humanism · thought · Compassion · responsibility | Comments |
May 7th, 2013
Why Humanists are ok with the fact that we have no absolute basis on which to judge morality.
Humanist ethics are situational.
Meaning that we have no absolute basis for our morality.
What we consider moral or immoral is determined by the situation itself and our feelings of compassion.
This is obviously a rather subjective way of determining what is right and what is wrong. Keep reading →
Category: humanism · thought · Ethics · morality | Comments |
April 30th, 2013
One of the major differences between religion and Humanism.
While most religions preach the concept of personal responsibility, based on how their most ardent supporters act, you would think they don’t truly understand the concept. Keep reading →
Category: general · responsibility · morality | Comments |
April 23rd, 2013
How a Humanist copes with existential questions
For me, being a Humanist simply means that despite having no clue why I am alive,
I'm going to take the opportunity of finding myself alive to make the most of this life Keep reading →
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April 16th, 2013
Critical thinking: It’s not just for debunking religion.
Humanism is highly effective problem solving philosophy.
Our main barrier to effective problem solving is that we rarely take the time to properly define our end goals.
Not to be obvious but: HOW can we reach our goals if we don’t even know what they are?
The key to any successful endeavor is to get clarity, but how? Keep reading →
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