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A Beginner's Guide (updated edition)

Published by Oneworld Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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Writer and broadcaster Peter Cave teaches philosophy for The Open University and City University, London. He chairs the Humanist Philosopher s Group and is often in debate, talking about paradoxes,' while arguing for good reasoning, especially in ethical, political and religious life. He frequently contributes to philosophy magazine, from the serious to the fun, lectures abroad, and introduced BBC radio listeners to a paradoxical fair of fun.

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (April 7, 2022)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780861543571

"An admirable guide for all those non-religious (surely the true ‘silent majority’?) who may wake up to the fact that they are humanists … What we have in common is, indeed, not faith but our humanity."

– Sir Bernard Crick - Emeritus Professor of Birkbeck College, University of London, and author of Demo

"Peter Cave brings to a serious subject his characteristic wit and humour, as well as wide knowledge and sharp insight. This is a very readable introduction to humanism – and a deeply human one."

– Richard Norman - Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Kent

"Some religious commentators say that the humanist life is immoral because it is godless; that it is meaningless because it knows of no deity or afterlife and there are only a few humanists in the UK compared with the number of godbelievers. They are wrong on all counts as this splendid book makes clear. Humanism is loving, sharing and caring and above all an intelligent philosophical way to make the best of our own and our neighbours’ lives. I could not commend it more."

– Clare Rayner - Broadcaster, writer and Vice President of the British Humanist Association

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