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Skepticism and Humanism: The New Paradigm

Paul Kurtz
Format
Book
Published
New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction Publishers, c2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0765800519 (alk. paper)
Contents
  • Introduction: A New Paradigm for the Third Millennium 7
  • Part 1 Skeptics of the World Unite!
  • 1. Antiscience Paradigms 29
  • 2. Skeptical Inquiry 39
  • 3. Skepticism and the Paranormal 47
  • 4. Escape to Oblivion 67
  • 5. Fears of the Apocalypse 73
  • 6. Scientific Tests of Astrology 81
  • 7. "Mars Effect" 85
  • 8. In Defense of Scientific Medicine 105
  • 9. Can the Sciences Be Unified? 111
  • 10. Should Skeptical Inquiry Be Applied to Religion? 117
  • 11. Why Do People Believe or Disbelieve? 125
  • Part 2 Beyond Religion
  • 12. First Things First 143
  • 13. Is Secular Humanism a Religion? 155
  • 14. Important Lessons on the Collapse of Marxism 161
  • 15. Rising Above the Ancient Loyalties: Who Is a Jew? 167
  • 16. Morality without God 175
  • 17. Humanism and the Idea of Freedom 179
  • Part 3 Neo-Humanist Politics
  • 18. Need for a New Secular Coalition 187
  • 19. McCarthyites of Virtue 191
  • 20. Where Are the Secularists? 195
  • 21. Darwin Re-Crucified 199
  • 22. Confronting "the Corporate Mystique" 205
  • 23. Global Mediocracy 211
  • 24. Population Time Bomb 217
  • 25. Reflections on the New Left Students' Movement 223
  • 26. New Direction for Liberalism 233
  • Part 4 Humanism Writ Large
  • 27. Evolution of Contemporary Humanism 239
  • 28. Humanist Prospect 249
  • 29. Infomedia Revolution 255
  • 30. Science and Reason in an Irrational World 263
  • 31. Do the Arts Convey Knowledge? 277.
Description
306 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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