Studies in Humanism and Atheism

Humanism in a Non-Humanist World

Editors: Miller, Monica R. (Ed.)

  • Brings together a diverse group of authors, representing various categories of social difference across race, gender, class, region, occupation, education, and philosophical/religious views
    Offers critical attention to formative, expanded, and emergent definitions of humanism and non-humanism with consideration of pressing and ongoing social, political, economic and cultural developments, concerns and challenges facing a globalized world in the 21st Century
    Attentive to both theoretically and historically grounded inquiry as well as applied practical application

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About this book

This book brings together a diverse and wide-ranging group of thinkers to forge unsuspecting conversations across the humanist and non-humanist divide. How should humanism relate to a non-humanist world? What distinguishes “humanism” from the “non-humanist?”  Readers will encounter a wide-range of perspectives on the terms bringing together this volume, where “Humanism” “Non-Humanist” and “World” are not taken for granted, but instead, tackled from a wide variety of perspectives, spaces, discourses, and approaches. This volume offers both a pragmatic and scholarly account of these terms and worldviews allowing for multiple points of analytical and practical points of entry into the unfolding dialogue between humanism and the non-humanist world. In this way, this volume is attentive to both theoretically and historically grounded inquiry and applied practical application.

About the authors

Monica R. Miller is associate professor of religion and Africana studies, and director of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Lehigh University, USA.

Reviews

“In my decade-plus editing the Humanist magazine I've come to know many humanists and humanist strains of thought, and what I've learned is that nothing human is truly foreign--whether the humanist wants to admit it or not. Does humanism contradict itself? Very well, it does. It (we) contain multitudes.  Dr. Monica Miller has compiled a diverse group of thinkers who assert that a living humanism must monitor its own vital signs. They assume nothing—not even that the world is non-humanist—but entertain, examine, and challenge the humanist project for its own good.” (Jennifer Bardi, Editor-in-Chief, The Humanist, USA)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Miller, Monica R.

    Pages 1-32

  • World-Views as Options—Humanistic and Non-humanistic

    Jung, Matthias

    Pages 35-55

  • Us vs. Them: But Who Is Us and Who Is Them?

    Silverman, Herb

    Pages 57-74

  • Secular Voices of Color—Digital Storytelling

    Clay, Elonda (et al.)

    Pages 75-98

  • Where Humanism Is, and Where It Is Headed in This Non-Humanist World

    Allen, Norm R.

    Pages 99-113

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57910-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57909-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humanism in a Non-Humanist World
Editors
  • Monica R. Miller
Series Title
Studies in Humanism and Atheism
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57910-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57910-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57909-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 285
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