Voltaire: Index To His Works, Genius, And Character (1905)

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Here are some highlights from the last few years: 2013, and 2014. The police searching the pews below assume they are the regular choir and ignore them, eventually leaving empyt-handed. But there is another sense of the word, of which the fundamental meaning is this: Man is all the time outside of himself: it is in projecting and losing himself beyond himself that he makes man to exist; and, on the other hand, it is by pursuing transcendent aims that he himself is able to exist.

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Ethics in the 90's: Ethics in Literature

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Perinatal mortality is death from 28 weeks of pregnancy to 28 days of life. What I do know is that any military intervention, even if the net result is less long-term suffering and greater security, causes death, destruction, pain, grief, and lingering animosity. But men often tout that feminists need to be more “objective” (I’m guilty) so let’s keep the delusional statement out of it for objectivity’s sake. The tradition has had breaks (for example, in Europe during mediaeval times when the Roman Catholic church was all-powerful so that even the freest of freethinkers was unable to think outside a theological framework) but it has always been resumed, because this is a philosophy inherent in the very fact of human existence in communities.

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The Concept of Man in Early China

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I think creation and doing, being active, is more important than talking about it. The reformation of the church was not the only change the northern humanists were interested in, though. Although not a thoroughgoing mechanical materialism, especially as elaborated by Engels, it is a materially based, naturalistically and scientifically oriented ideology that has had wide anti-idealistic effects. JFK thinks that if the students turn to voter registration rather than sit-ins and Freedom Rides there will be an end to racist violence and embarrasing media attention.

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Utilitarianism, Liberty, and Representative government

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We have no doubt, based upon these passages, that the original texts of the New Testament were inspired; there is no indication that any later changes or errors that crept in during the transmission process are also “inspired”. Humanism tells us that whatever our philosophy of the universe may be, ultimately the responsibility for the kind of world in which we live rests with us. Aim to do good and live well now, and leave the world a better place for posterity.

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The Cocktail Party (Harvest Book)

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Quests for the “historical” Jesus – not the Jesus of faith but a Jesus who actually lived and gave rise to the stories told in the Christian “gospels” – end with a wide range of Jesuses and often with the Jesus that the quester sought from the outset. More people than ever are turning away from traditional religious faith, with the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reporting that, as of 2012, some 20 percent of the US population identify as “unaffiliated.” This is particularly true of the rising Millennial generation, which has increasingly come to view institutional and traditional religion as associated with conservative social views such as opposition to gay marriage, and is therefore much more skeptical of the role of religion in public life than their parents and grandparents.

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Historical Foundations of Cognitive Science (Philosophical

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Near destination thatched roofs on little homes and sheds used as tea houses, rickety refuges from the rains, centre of companionship and exchanges, wood trestles and forms standard seating. Or if, to take a more personal case, I decide to marry and to have children, even though this decision proceeds simply from my situation, from my passion or my desire, I am thereby committing not only myself, but humanity as a whole, to the practice of monogamy. Secular humanism rejects theistic religious belief, and the existence of God or other supernatural being, on the grounds that supernatural beliefs cannot be supported rationally.

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The Order of Joy: Beyond the Cultural Politics of Enjoyment

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We have already noticed the new feeling for the remains of antiquity that stirred in the souls of the men of the Renaissance. Bill McKibben, for example, suggests that emerging human enhancement technologies would be disproportionately available to those with greater financial resources, thereby exacerbating the gap between rich and poor and creating a "genetic divide". [94] Lee M. E., the 10 northern tribes of Israel seceded to establish the Kingdom of Israel.

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Essays on Anscombe's Intention

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But these represent the spirit of Russia rather than the Byzantine tradition. Not only can the arts express the divine, they can also express this capacity of human beings to create and transform themselves. Her interests include archery and bowhunting, magical herbalism,... Beyond seeking to identify the character of a particular time and place, Baron studied the political culture of Renaissance Florence as an instance of a transhistorically exemplary mode of communal existence pertinent, not least, to his own times.

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Thinking, Language, and Experience

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In the Black neighborhood around Williams' home, local Blacks arm to defend themselves from the Klan. Is this mere posturing at depth, for ultimately he does not affirm the idea of our need of God in a sustained, serious way? There was very little of it in antiquity, and during the Middle Ages apparently none at all. This is why humanist child welcoming ceremonies are geared to the community and humanist wedding services are tailored to the specialized needs of the wedding couple and their families.

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The Open: Man and Animal 1st (first) edition

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It is clear that this essential Christian doctrine gives a new value to human nature, to human history and to human life which Is not to be found in the other great oriental religions. He was exiled, and later excommunicated from the Church. In the other direction, to attempt to go above one's proper place, as Eve did when she was tempted by Satan, was to court disaster. A third humanitarian ideal was an emphasis on democracy and equality and justice for all (as opposed to the authoritarianism and elitism of the times).

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