Living Without Religion: Eupraxophy / Edition 1

Living Without Religion: Eupraxophy / Edition 1

by Paul Kurtz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0879759291

ISBN-13: 9780879759292

Pub. Date: 09/28/1994

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Paul Kurtz was one of America's foremost expositors of humanist philosophy. In Living without Religion he introduced a new word to describe humanism - eupraxophy. Derived from the Greek roots eu (good), praxis (practice), and sophia (philosophical and scientific wisdom), eupraxophy means literally "good conduct and wisdom in living."…  See more details below

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Paul Kurtz was one of America's foremost expositors of humanist philosophy. In Living without Religion he introduced a new word to describe humanism - eupraxophy. Derived from the Greek roots eu (good), praxis (practice), and sophia (philosophical and scientific wisdom), eupraxophy means literally "good conduct and wisdom in living."

Eupraxophy draws upon the disciplines of the sciences, philosophy, and ethics - yet it is more than these. Not simply an intellectual position, eupraxophy expresses convictions about the nature of the universe and how to live one's life with commitment and dedication. It thus combines both a cosmic outlook and a life stance. Kurtz maintains that the eupraxopher can lead a meaningful life and help create a just society, and he offers concrete recommendations for the development of the humanism of the future.

An entire section of this book is devoted to the careful definition of religion, which clearly demonstrates than an authentic moral life is possible without religious belief.

Following Kurtz's Transcendental Temptation and Forbidden Fruit, Living without Religion completes a trilogy of humanist works that responds to theistic critics of modern secular humanism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879759292
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.52(d)

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