The Resource Atheistic humanism, Antony Flew

Atheistic humanism, Antony Flew

Label
Atheistic humanism
Title
Atheistic humanism
Statement of responsibility
Antony Flew
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of essays addresses the many and diverse aspects of atheistic humanism. Antony Flew begins his comprehensive study with "Fundamentals of Unbelief," in which he argues that there is no good or sufficient natural reason to believe that the universe is created by a conscious, personal, willing, and doing Being; that such a Being has nevertheless provided his (or her or its) creatures with a Revelation; and that we should either hope or fear some future for ourselves after our deaths. In the second part, "Defending Knowledge and Responsibility," Flew disposes of the perennial charge that a naturalistic world outlook presupposes values for which it cannot itself make room. He also criticizes sociologists of belief who refute themselves by refusing to admit that there is such a thing as objective knowledge. And he examines the subject of mental illness, explaining and defining the notion by reference to the familiar yet often denied realities of choice and consequent responsibility. The third section, "Scientific Socialism?", consists of three critical analyses of Marxism. Flew exposes the faulty philosophical foundations of Communism, compares Marxist theory with Darwin's theory of evolution, questions the status of Marxism as a social "science," and points out some of the significant failures of the socialist project. Finally, in the fourth part, "Applied Philosophy," Flew looks at three social issues, which have been the subject of much recent debate: the right to die, the definition of mental health, and the problem of racism. He concludes by criticizing B.F. Skinner's "science" of behaviorism, arguing that the ability to make choices for which we can be held responsible is an essential and distinctive characteristic of human beings. --From publisher's description
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1923-2010
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Flew, Antony
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL2747.3
LC item number
.F54 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Atheism
  • Humanism
  • Humanistic ethics
  • Atheism
  • Humanism
  • Humanistic ethics
  • Humanisme (levensbeschouwing)
  • Atheïsme
  • Humanismus
  • Atheismus
  • Humanistische Psychologie
  • Ethik
Label
Atheistic humanism, Antony Flew
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mental health, mental disease, mental illness : "the medical model"
  • Scientific socialism?
  • Communism : the philosophical foundations
  • Comparing Marx with Darwin
  • Market order or commanded chaos?
  • Applied philosophy.
  • The right to death
  • Brainwashing, deprogramming, and mental health
  • Three concepts of racism
  • Freedom and human nature
  • Fundamentals of unbelief.
  • A defeasible atheism
  • Theism indefeasible and insupportable
  • Evidencing naturally impossible occurrences
  • Can we survive our own deaths?
  • Defending knowledge and responsibility.
  • Must naturalism self-destruct? ;.
  • Sociology of or against knowledge?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780879758479
Lccn
93036215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28848327
  • (OCoLC)ocm28848327
Label
Atheistic humanism, Antony Flew
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mental health, mental disease, mental illness : "the medical model"
  • Scientific socialism?
  • Communism : the philosophical foundations
  • Comparing Marx with Darwin
  • Market order or commanded chaos?
  • Applied philosophy.
  • The right to death
  • Brainwashing, deprogramming, and mental health
  • Three concepts of racism
  • Freedom and human nature
  • Fundamentals of unbelief.
  • A defeasible atheism
  • Theism indefeasible and insupportable
  • Evidencing naturally impossible occurrences
  • Can we survive our own deaths?
  • Defending knowledge and responsibility.
  • Must naturalism self-destruct? ;.
  • Sociology of or against knowledge?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780879758479
Lccn
93036215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28848327
  • (OCoLC)ocm28848327

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