Humanists think that reason and community are the surest ways to determine individual and communal values. What “reason” is and what “community” means are not always well articulated, however, and finding a fuller articulation of these terms is what this course is about.
This course looks at the best way to understand the natural world, to comprehend truth, to build a just society and to live a good life without relying on supernatural explanations provided by religions. The contemporary state of these efforts will be considered in the context of modern humanism.
This course explores such questions as “What is the nature of being? What does it mean to be? What does it mean to be conscious? To be alive? What does the interaction of being and things mean? Are there beings and things? How are they, or are they, different…” through the lens of Humanism.
HSP Certificate Program Students pursuing a certificate in Humanist Studies take courses either at the American Humanist Association headquarters in Washington, DC. Due to COVID,…