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Studies in Humanism and Atheism

Pragmatic Humanism Revisited

An Essay on Making the World a Home

Authors: Honnacker, Ana

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  • Presents a form of humanism that poses a viable alternative to humanism defined in opposition to theism and religion
  • Suggests how to address the existential challenges we face today
  • Highlights a fundamentally humanist strand of pragmatism
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How can we feel at home in this world without clinging to false certainties? This book offers a humanist re-reading of philosophical pragmatism and explores its potentials for a worldview that relies only on human resources. Thinking along with authors like William James and F.C.S. Schiller, it highlights a fundamentally humanist strand of pragmatism aimed at fostering human creativity and transformative action. It is grounded in everyday experience and underlines our responsibility to strive for the better. Ana Honnacker traces perspectives on science, religion, and ethics in the light of a pragmatic understanding of humanism. Furthermore, she suggests how to address the existential challenges we face today. Thus, pragmatic humanism is explored not only as a philosophy for critical minds, but also as a way of life.

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Ana Honnacker is Assistant Professor at the Hanover Institute for Philosophical Research, Germany.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 44,02 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02441-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 58,84 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02440-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pragmatic Humanism Revisited
Book Subtitle
An Essay on Making the World a Home
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Humanism and Atheism
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02441-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02441-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02440-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 106
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