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A Rough Guide to Belief in the 21st Century.

The Postmodern Humanism Book Cover.This website is intened to be a preview of my latest book - Postmodern Humanism. The contents menu above lists all of the chapters within the book, and gives you the opening paragraphs from each.

(Back of the book reads). CAN WE BELIEVE ANYTHING? Expressions of relativism, with their dismissal of gods, and the transcendent, have dumped us in an intellectual and moral vacuum. We no longer know who we are or what to believe - if, indeed, we can believe anything. This book considers, in a systematic way, the construction of a belief system for the 21st century from the perspective of what has become known as postmodernism.

To address this problem it is necessary to go back to first principles - to examine what 'belief' is. An attempt is made here to show how it is possible, necessary even, to do this from a postmodern perspective and to go on to identify a philosophical framework upon which we can construct our social values.

The book addresses at a popular level (but without dumbing down) some fundamental ideas in philosophy. These ideas are presented in the context of contemporary thought in philosophy, sociology, science, politics and the arts. The basis of a possible Humanist belief system which emerges from such an analysis is identified and the distinctive social values, and ethics (and politics) such a system might deliver are explored.

The North East Humanists welcome this book as a contribution to the ongoing debate on the meaning of Humanism and its relevance in the 21st Century.

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POSTMODERN HUMANISM
A paper delivered to the Newcastle Philosophy Society on the 20th October 2007
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