Posthumanity: 1st (First) Edition

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It was devised by General Sir Harold Briggs in 1950 when the British were at war against the communists in Malaya. It highlighted Hong Kong and Macau’s obligations under the law, saying that the two Special Administrative Regions must fulfill their responsibilities! It is told that Hillel was once approached by a would-be convert who asked to be taught the whole Torah while Hillel stood on one foot. The civilization of the Renaissance in Italy.

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M.N. Roy: Radical Humanist: Selected Writings

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Advances in medical science have engendered an array of ethical and religious issues, such as organ transplants, artificial insemination, and genetic engineering. Freedom to Learn (1969; 1983; 1993) is a classic statement of educational possibility in this respect. Do yourself a spiritual favor and hold a garage sale and sell all the stuff in your household that you will never use -- SACRIFICE if need be -- and BUY this GIFT OF GOD TO CHRISTIANITY -- The PURITAN HARD DRIVE.

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Humanitas

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Philological and scientific criticism was inaugurated, and historical research advanced. Valla, also, along with others, pushed for Biblical Humanism: textual criticism and understanding of the Bible, to bring people closer to the ‘word of God’ which had been corrupted. Potter's book and the Manifesto became the cornerstones of modern humanism, the latter declaring a new religion by saying, "any religion that can hope to be a synthesising and dynamic force for today must be shaped for the needs of this age.

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The Importance of Being Understood: Folk Psychology as

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McCollum won an 8-to-1 decision by the Supreme Court. Less successful has been that materialist-oriented movement, logical positivism, 6 which grew in part out of Mach's sensation-based philosophy and is associated with the work of Otto Neurath, 7 Rudolph Carnap, 8 and others of the Vienna Circle. 9 While not of much influence in continental Europe, where existentialism, phenomenology, and neo-Kantianism have come to dominate, logical positivism (or logical empiricism or positivism) has found fertile soil in the empirically oriented Anglo-Saxon countries, especially among behavioral social scientists. 10 Logical empiricism does not contain a doctrine about what reality is, but rather about how we should approach reality.

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The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death

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Thus, Humanist philosophy is already radical, a fact that Croft, unlike most of his peers within the Humanist leadership, seems, to some degree, to understand —Humanism, he writes is “a movement for the radical improvement of human life on this planet” (a serviceable partial definition, although in my view one marred by a lack of appreciation for what Roderick Nash and others have called “the rights of nature”). He pulls his gun to force the Klansmen back, and the passengers tumble off the bus — barely escaping with their lives — just before the gas tanks explode.

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Preserving the Person

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Yes and no: it is also a mark of the intelligent humanist’s desire to avoid simplistic ideologising and attempt some honesty about the human condition. Prince delivered a pointed statement while taking the stage at the 57th annual Grammy. Granting a platform greatly reduces such ridiculousness, and allows for preformed beliefs to be upgraded through the eyes of those experiencing the hurt, frustrations, and dilemmas.

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Human Evolution: A Philosophical Anthropology

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The Italian humanism of the Renaissance in northern Italy was quite different than the later and less developed northern humanism as seen across the Alps, and indeed it was even quite different from region to region in the north. Lorenzo Valla (c. 1407-57), one of the greatest classical scholars and text editors of his age, proved that the Donation of Constantine, a medieval document that supported papal claims to temporal authority, was a forgery.

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Self-Completion: Keys to the Meaningful Life (Consciousness

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Have not the masses gone psychotic as men's characters have deteriorated at an alarming rate? That got us into a discussion of how anti-humanism infests the environmentalist movement. World Humanist Day is celebrated every year on June 21. Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Kazimir Malevich all believed in redefining art as the arrangement of pure color. Radical social movements provide the clearest challenge to this hegemony, but their role is neither automatic nor uncomplicated by debates and divisions.

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Imaginative Horizons: An Essay in Literary-Philosophical

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The amazing scientific discovery that DNA is scanned electrically to find errors just adds to our understanding of the complexity of life and the impossibility of evolution to account for it. Entertainers turn inward to discover an inner power that will catapult them to popularity. Each month we meet at a museum or another location of interest in North Texas for a child-friendly field trip. All without employing a religious vocabulary. Potter's book and the Manifesto became the cornerstones of modern humanism, the latter declaring a new religion by saying, "any religion that can hope to be a synthesizing and dynamic force for today must be shaped for the needs of this age.

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How We Want to Live: Narratives On Progress

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But I think immortality, or even a close approximation to it, is both impossible and undesirable. Many people are less comfortable with augmentation when it begins to allow functionality that potentially exceeds that which could possibly be achieved by the healthiest/best trained members of the species. First the ugly language of racism and slavery are erased, then what? The Lesson of Love by Jean-Antoine Watteau) 3.

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