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Humanism and moral theory

Ronald E. Osborn

Humanism and moral theory

a psychological and social inquiry.

by Ronald E. Osborn

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Published by Allen & Unwin in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Humanism -- 20th century.,
  • Ethics.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination115 p.
    Number of Pages115
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14369421M


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The Humanist Philosophy in Perspective - American Humanist. Secular morality is the aspect of philosophy that deals with morality outside of religious traditions. Modern examples include humanism, freethinking, and most versions of onal philosophies with ancient roots include those such as skepticism and virtue ethics.

Greg M. Epstein also states that, "much of ancient Far Eastern thought is deeply concerned with human goodness. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Osborn, Reuben, Humanism and moral theory.

London, Pemberton, (OCoLC) Document Type. In this book, Ellis argues that moral and political objectives are not independent of one other, and so must be pursued in tandem. Social humanism is a moral and political philosophy that does just this.

As a political philosophy, it justifies the implementation and maintenance of many of the characteristic social policies of welfare states. Historically, some of the most prominent of these moral theories are, divine command theory, utilitarianism and natural rights theory. Divine command theory holds that morality should be based on God’s commands.

This is the morality derived from religious texts, and is the major form of morality provided by the world’s religions.

This book was written to set out a theory for the social humanism of the welfare state, empirically arguably the most successful current social systems as evidenced by Scandinavia, Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

A theory of morality acceptable to humanists must be one that can be accepted independently of religion. In this paper, I argue that while there is such a theory, it is a non-standard one, and its acceptance would have some far-reaching consequences.

As one might expect, the theory is similar to others in various ways. But it is not the same as any of them. Indeed, it is a radically new Cited by: 4. We have two free online courses that provide a great introduction to humanism.

For introductory texts on humanism see On Humanism (Routledge) by Richard Norman Humanism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press) by Stephen Law Humanism: A Beginner’s Guide (Oneworld) by Peter Cave Humanism: Beliefs and Practices (Sussex) by Jeaneane Fowler The Good Book: [ ]. Humanistic, humanism and humanist are terms in psychology relating to an approach which studies the whole person, and the uniqueness of each individual.

Essentially, these terms refer the same approach in psychology. The humanistic approach in psychology developed as a rebellion against what some psychologists saw as the limitations of the. Religious Humanism is without a god, without a belief in the supernatural, without a Humanism and moral theory book in an afterlife, and without a belief in a “higher” source of moral values.

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Definition: The humanistic theory of teaching and learning is an educational theory that believes in teaching the ‘whole’ child. A humanist approach will have a strong focus on students’ emotional wellbeing and eternally view children as innately good ‘at the core’.

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Without god there can be no logically coherent repudiation of Nazism, for an example. And indeed in order to prosecute the Nazis at Nuremberg an appeal to natural law had. Humanism, a paradigm that emerged in the s, focuses on the human freedom, dignity, and potential. A central assumption of humanism is that people act with intentionality and values.

Humanists also believe that it is necessary to study the person as a whole, especially as an individual grows and develops over the lifespan. Humanism is a philosophy of life which seeks to establish sound ethical and moral principles by considering human needs and the innate desire of civilized people to live together in a harmonious society.

It does so without recourse to systems of thought requiring a belief in non-human guiding principles. Humanists seek a tolerant world of. LIBERAL HUMANISM: Liberal Humanism refers to the idea that we can understand or explain our world through rational enquiry.

It rejects explanations based on the supernatural or divine forces. Even scientists like Galileo argue that one must read the book of nature.

Moral criticism focuses on the content of a work of literature, asking. Moral Theory: An Introduction explores some of the most historically important and currently debated moral theories about the nature of the right and good. Providing an introduction to moral theory that explains and critically examines the theories of such classical moral philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this book acquaints students with the work of.

Cultural Humanism is the rational and empirical tradition that originated largely in ancient Greece and Rome, evolved throughout European history and now constitutes a basic part of the Western approach to science, political theory, ethics and law.

Philosophical Humanism is any outlook or way of life centered on human need and interest. She contrasts personalism with humanism, suggesting that the latter might possess both the normative robustness and comparative potential needed for contemporary sociological theory and practice.

She ends her response to Smith's book by raising questions about the relationship between critical realist personalism and theoretical by: 1.

Looking at the history of humanism and its development as a philosophical alternative, he examines the arguments for and against the existence of God, and explores the role humanism plays in moral and secular societies, as well as in moral and religious education.

Using humanism to determine the meaning of life, he shows that there is a 4/5(1). Humanism Defined 12 3. Different Kinds of Humanists II. The Humanist Tradition. 33 1. Philosophic Forerunners 33 2. Religious Roots of Humanism 53 3. The Cultural Background III. This Life Is All and Enough.

88 1. The Unity of Body and Personality 88 2. Some Other Considerations 3. The Destiny of Humankind IV. Humanism’s.

The American Ethical Union is a national organization dedicated to ethical humanism, social justice, equality, and community. Based on sound psychological theory, drawing on research and rooted in the real world, this book shows how children develop a moral sensibility, and what parents can do to refine and reinforce it.

Wise, warm, and. Humanism can also be better understood when considered in the context of the attitudes or perspectives it is normally contrasted against. On the one hand is supernaturalism, descriptive of any belief system which stresses the importance of a supernatural, transcendent domain separate from the natural world in which we live.

Belief in would be the most common and popular example of this. Cultural Humanism is the rational and empirical tradition that originated largely in ancient Greece and Rome, evolved through out European history, and now constitutes a basic part of the Western approach to science, political theory, ethics, and law.

Philosophical Humanism is any outlook or way of life centered on human need and interest. Sub. Book Description. In this book, Ellis argues that moral and political objectives are not independent of one other, and so must be pursued in tandem.

Social humanism is a moral and political philosophy that does just this. As a political philosophy, it justifies the implementation and maintenance of many of the characteristic social policies of. Tim LaHaye, in his book, The Battle for the Mind, suggested: “Our present society is in a state of moral decay, not because the majority of Americans love degeneracy, but because the influence of humanism has been greater on our culture than the influence of the church” (, p.

Christ said. Humanism as an approach to education and learning paradigm was being developed since the s as a contrast to cognitivism and behaviorism and the perception of a human being as an object in scientific inquiry. Humanism starts from the belief in inherent human goodness and contrasts Sigmund Freud's and biological approaches, which claim human behavior and cognition are determined by.