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Come explore the heart of humanism! This session will focus on the ethical imperative of humanism and disentangle ethics from religion. We will explore the evolutionary origins of moral instincts and the philosophical moral theories that have influenced the humanist outlook from around the globe. In addition, a contemporary secular process for ethical deliberation will be put forward.
While designed as a series, each session is independent of the others and folks are welcome to attend as they are able. The three sessions together provide a comprehensive introduction to humanism for “newbies” but will also benefit those who want to explore humanism more deeply.
The first session (February 12) was an overview of the naturalist worldview which lays the foundation for modern day humanism. The third and final session (March 12) will focus on Meaning and Mattering.
Please note that this is not an academic course, but an overview of contemporary humanism as understood and practiced by a growing number of people affiliated with such organizations as the American Humanist Association and the Council for Secular Humanism.
This event is sponsored by HumanistsMN. If you are not yet a member, please consider joining to help us cover our costs and build the humanist movement. Not ready to join. Donations are gratefully accepted! Join or donate at humanistsmn.org.
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