The Fullness Of Life Paul Kurtz

ISBN: 9780818013201

Published: October 1st 1974

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216 pages


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The Fullness Of Life  by  Paul Kurtz

The Fullness Of Life by Paul Kurtz
October 1st 1974 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 216 pages | ISBN: 9780818013201 | 7.17 Mb

This book has been written for our time of need. It is an affirmative declaration of human values at a time of crisis in what the author regards as the great moral revolution of our age. It began when Paul Kurtz published the four-page HumanistMoreThis book has been written for our time of need.

It is an affirmative declaration of human values at a time of crisis in what the author regards as the great moral revolution of our age. It began when Paul Kurtz published the four-page Humanist Manifesto II in The Humanist magazine. The reaction was volcanic. The New York Times carried an extensive front-page story on it, as did hundreds of newspapers throughout the United States and abroad.The controversy is unabated.

Theologians throughout the country continue to attack and defend the Manifesto. In Russia, Andrei Sakharov, one of the signers of the Manifesto, was given a warning about his collaboration with Western liberals, and then subjected to a large-scale attack in the Soviet Press.The generative ideas presented in the controversial Manifesto are fully developed in this powerful book.

In Part I, Kurtz takes us on a tour of the chief religious and moral philosophies available to Western man at this time. He gives detailed critiques of Christian theism and of Marxism. He shows how the original humanism of Marx has been betrayed in the Communist nations. The crux of the tragedy of modern Communist societies is that they have abandoned these fundamental human rights . . .In Part II, The Humanist Alternative, Kurtz brilliantly develops a positive viewpoint, a dynamic presentation of the elements of the good life in which we may realize the human potential and the fullness of being.

The author here describes the virtues of the sensual life, the joys and benefits of physical pleasure, and the various ways by which we achieve true self-realization. This section concludes with chapters on libertarianism, the principle of equality, and the democratic ethic inherent in the humanist philosophy.In Part III the author provides an arresting exposition of international problems and their intelligent solution. He stresses the global consciousness of the humanist outlook and its allegiance to all humanity, and demonstrates how the methods of reason can be applied in our personal lives and in world affairs.



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