‘A book for our times.’
A Beginner's Guide (updated edition)Peter Cave
Life does not become empty and meaningless in a godless universe.
This is the contention at the heart of humanism, the philosophy concerned with making sense of the world through reason, experience and shared human values.
In this thought-provoking introduction, Peter Cave explores the humanist approach to religious belief, ethics and politics, and addresses key criticisms. Revised and updated to confront today’s great crises – the climate emergency and global pandemics – and the future of humanism in the face of rapid technological advancement, this is for anyone wishing to better understand what it means to be human in the twenty-first century.
‘Peter Cave brings to a serious subject his characteristic wit and humour, as well as wide knowledge and sharp insight. This is a very readable introduction to humanism – and a deeply human one.’
‘An admirable guide for all those non-religious…who may wake up to the fact that they are humanists… What we have in common is, indeed, not faith but our humanity.’