Meaning and Value in a Secular Age: Why Eupraxsophy Matters by Paul Kurtz,Nathan Bupp

By Paul Kurtz,Nathan Bupp

The secular age has faced humans with a basic problem. whereas the naturalistic worldview rooted in technological know-how has persuasively proven that conventional spiritual conceptions of the universe are unsustainable, it has to this point provided no compelling secular narratives to interchange the spiritual narratives so entrenched in civilization. within the absence of faith, how do considerate modern members locate that means in an earthly world?

In this ebook, thinker Paul Kurtz argues for a brand new process that he calls eupraxsophy.  Kurtz first coined the time period in 1988 to represent an earthly orientation to lifestyles that stands not like faith. Derived from 3 historic Greek roots, eupraxsophy actually skill "good perform and wisdom." Drawing upon philosophy, technology, and ethics, eupraxsophy presents a completely secular ethical imaginative and prescient, which respects where of human values within the context of the wildlife and provides an empirically liable but hopeful photograph of the human scenario and the cosmos within which we abide.

Editor Nathan Bupp has with ease collected jointly Kurtz’s key writings in regards to the conception and perform of eupraxsophy for the 1st time during this volume. Written with eloquence and scope, those incisive essays convey how Kurtz's model of humanism strikes above and past the present "new atheism." Eupraxsophy effectively bridges the cultural divide among technological know-how and price and offers a real and confident substitute to faith.

Bupp’s informative introduction places the idea that of eupraxsophy in historic standpoint and exhibits why it truly is seriously vital, and proper, today.

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