Pages: 208
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld


A Beginner's Guide

Peter Cave

Explaining all aspects of Humanist philosophy, Cave offers several persuasive arguments against God's existence, whilst providing an alternative and valuable conception of life without Him.
9781851685899 (12 Jan 2009)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Why should we believe in God without any evidence? How can there be meaning in life when death is final? With historical adherents including such thinkers as Einstein, Freud, Philip Pullman, and Frank Zappa, Humanism's central quest is to make sense of such questions, explaining the ethical and metaphysical by appealing to shared human values, rationality, and tolerance. Essential reading for atheists, agnostics, ignostics, freethinkers, rationalists, skeptics, and believers too, this Beginner's Guide will explain all aspects of the Humanist philosophy whilst providing an alternative and valuable conception of life without religion.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 208
Imprint Oneworld

About the Author

Writer and broadcaster Peter Cave teaches philosophy for The Open University and City University London. Author of the bestselling Can A Robot Be Human?, he chairs the Humanist Philosophers' Group, frequently contributes to philosophy journals and magazines, from the academic to the popular, and has presented several philosophy programmes for the BBC. He lives in London.

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