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Humanism in a Non-Humanist World

  • Monica R. Miller

Part of the Studies in Humanism and Atheism book series (SHA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Monica R. Miller
    Pages 1-32
  3. Humanism in a Non-humanist World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Herb Silverman
      Pages 57-74
    3. Elonda Clay, Christopher M. Driscoll
      Pages 75-98
  4. Humanism in a Non-Humanist World

  5. Humanism in a Non-humanist World

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-285

About this book


This book brings together a diverse and wide-ranging group of thinkers to forge unsuspecting conversations across the humanist and non-humanist divide. How should humanism relate to a non-humanist world? What distinguishes “humanism” from the “non-humanist?”  Readers will encounter a wide-range of perspectives on the terms bringing together this volume, where “Humanism” “Non-Humanist” and “World” are not taken for granted, but instead, tackled from a wide variety of perspectives, spaces, discourses, and approaches. This volume offers both a pragmatic and scholarly account of these terms and worldviews allowing for multiple points of analytical and practical points of entry into the unfolding dialogue between humanism and the non-humanist world. In this way, this volume is attentive to both theoretically and historically grounded inquiry and applied practical application.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Monica R. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

About the editors

Monica R. Miller is associate professor of religion and Africana studies, and director of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Lehigh University, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Humanism in a Non-Humanist World
  • Editors Monica R. Miller
  • Series Title Studies in Humanism and Atheism
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies in Humanism and Atheism
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-57909-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86281-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-57910-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 285
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Secularism
    Political Science
    African American Culture
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“In my decade-plus editing the Humanist magazine I've come to know many humanists and humanist strains of thought, and what I've learned is that nothing human is truly foreign--whether the humanist wants to admit it or not. Does humanism contradict itself? Very well, it does. It (we) contain multitudes.  Dr. Monica Miller has compiled a diverse group of thinkers who assert that a living humanism must monitor its own vital signs. They assume nothing—not even that the world is non-humanist—but entertain, examine, and challenge the humanist project for its own good.” (Jennifer Bardi, Editor-in-Chief, The Humanist, USA)