• Utopia

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    The only thing more disgusting and repulsive than the everyday, commonplace realities of slavery and its aftermath is to compound these horrors by pretending that they did not happen and attempting to efface them from history. Truly, we are chained to our bodies and can only enjoy certitudes in the privacy of our minds. Well, it all got sorted, as things will in Mother India. This is, especially, the reproach made by the Communists. This posed far more of a threat to the naturalistic base of the religion because, with its reliance on a mystical form of personal intuition as the ultimate arbiter of truth, it virtually opened the door to "cloud cuckoo land".
  • The Human Predicament

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    Contrary to the philosophy of Descartes, contrary to that of Kant, when we say “I think” we are attaining to ourselves in the presence of the other, and we are just as certain of the other as we are of ourselves. Perhaps we can best illustrate the subtlety of the distinction between medieval times and the Renaissance by comparing two of the most famous Florentine exiles: Dante Alghieri (1265-1321) and Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374).
  • The Narratives III: Fanning The Flames

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    We work to uphold the equal enjoyment of human rights and civil liberties in an open, secular society and maintain it is a civic duty to participate in the democratic process and a planetary duty to protect nature’s integrity, diversity, and beauty in a secure, sustainable manner. As a result, humanism has become the establishment religion in our schools, and no one in the federal government or the Congress has seen fit to do anything about it.
  • Archaeologies of the Greek Past: Landscape, Monuments, and

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    The second is from then until the present. Secular humanism, then, is a philosophy and world view which centers upon human concerns and employs rational and scientific methods to address the wide range of issues important to us all. Humanism is a philosophy for the here and now. The White Citizens Council and Ku Klux Klan are just as strong in Georgia as in the other Deep South states, but absent encouragement from the power-elites they do not mobilize mobs. They tend to adopt a more or less pragmatic stance (harkening back to John Deweyís influential work) that divorces the idea of ultimate universal knowledge from the practical means of control.
  • Aristotle's Psychology: A Treatise on the Principle of Life

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    Education for women did make some progress. In 1837, Ohio's Oberlin College became the first college to accept women, in addition to men. In 1998, philosophers Nick Bostrom and David Pearce founded the World Transhumanist Association (WTA), an international non-governmental organization working toward the recognition of transhumanism as a legitimate subject of scientific inquiry and public policy. [20] In 1999, the WTA drafted and adopted The Transhumanist Declaration. [21] The Transhumanist FAQ, prepared by the WTA, gave two formal definitions for transhumanism: [22] The intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally improving the human condition through applied reason, especially by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.
  • Posthuman Suffering and the Technological Embrace

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    Julian Huxley, for example, insists that "man … his body, his mind and his soul were not supernaturally created but are all products of evolution."[9] Sagan, Lamont, Sellars, Kurtz—all Secular Humanists are in agreement on this. Gamaliel frequently traveled to Rome, where he was greeted as the head of the Jewish nation, and he negotiated with Roman authorities with determination and skill. Although the group's members incorporated a range of styles, they shared a common interest in depicting contemporary society through both the squalor and vitality of the burgeoning metropolis.
  • Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought (SUNY Series in

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    Many people of good will immediately react “for it” or “against it,” depending on previous experience with the term…Actually, the term means many different things to different people. He is one of the leaders of this movement and in my opinion one of the most dangerous individuals on the planet. The profoundly cynical premise of all religionists is that people are not capable of behaving decently toward one another unless they are lured with promises of pie in the sky." Persona later became the head of the Williamite order in Rome and papal librarian under Sixtus IV.
  • Mind, Reason and Imagination: Selected Essays in Philosophy

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    As a science and technology-inspired presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party, my candidacy has been a strange and unique journey. An Analysis of Lorenzo Valla’s De Voluptate: His Sojourn in Pavia and the Composition of the Dialogue “A splendid collection. When we think of identity politics, people usually consider movements such as Black Lives Matter, feminism, and LGBTQIA+ activism. A species of Midrash, the scriptural commentaries of the Aggadah provided the framework for developing ideas and perspectives on a variety of ethical and religious issues.
  • Chrysippus' on Affections: Reconstruction and

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    We need each other. 79 Responses to Humanism vs. Growing fame also brought many fine Beat poets to the surface, such as Diane Di Prima, Joanne Kyger, LeRoi Jones, and Herbert Huncke, who worked in the shadows of their more renowned peers. It is possible that future technologies will make it possible to reanimate people who have cryonically suspended. [10] While cryonics might be a long shot, it definitely carries better odds than cremation or burial. If such standards traditionally derive from the essence that a particular thing instantiates—this hammer is a good one if it instantiates what a hammer is supposed to be—and if there is nothing that a human being is, by its essence, supposed to be, can the meaning of existence at all be thought?
  • The Nature of Man According to the Vedanta

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    The kippah was apparently introduced by the Talmudic rabbis, for there is no commandment in the Bible giving this instruction. The mounting resistance to Roman rule led to a revolt in 66, which was not put down until four years later when Titus led an army to conquer Jerusalem and destroy the Temple. Fact is men /are/ also disadvantaged, same as women, just in other areas. By recovering and translating the work of Sextus Empiricus, humanist scholars introduced the tradition of classical skepticism as an element of modern thought.