Humanists throughout History

In 2023, celebrating the AHA Center for Education’s 5th Anniversary, we focused on one of the Ten Commitments each month. For June we explored Responsibility.

Celebrate World Humanist Day on June 21 with Sarah Bakewell, author of Humanly Possible. We explored the many inspiring figures who put rational inquiry, cultural richness, freedom of thought and a sense of hope at the heart of their lives.

Sarah Bakewell is a writer based mainly in the UK. Her book Humanly Possible: 700 years of humanist freethinking, inquiry, and hope was published by Penguin in March of this year, and became an immediate New York Times bestseller. She is also the author of ‘At the Existentialist Cafe’, which tells of the lives and ideas of a range of 20th-century philosophers, and ‘How to Live: a life of Montaigne’, which won the Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction in 2011.