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Pragmatic Humanism Revisited

An Essay on Making the World a Home

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  • Presents a form of humanism that poses a viable alternative to humanism defined in opposition to theism and religion

  • Suggests how to address the existential challenges we face today

  • Highlights a fundamentally humanist strand of pragmatism

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

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    • Ana Honnacker
    Pages 1-6
  3. Approaching Pragmatic Humanism

    • Ana Honnacker
    Pages 7-17
  4. Human Inquiry and the Authority of Science

    • Ana Honnacker
    Pages 19-35
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 103-106

About this book

How can we feel at home in this world without clinging to false certainties? This book offers a humanist re-reading of philosophical pragmatism and explores its potentials for a worldview that relies only on human resources. Thinking along with authors like William James and F.C.S. Schiller, it highlights a fundamentally humanist strand of pragmatism aimed at fostering human creativity and transformative action. It is grounded in everyday experience and underlines our responsibility to strive for the better. Ana Honnacker traces perspectives on science, religion, and ethics in the light of a pragmatic understanding of humanism. Furthermore, she suggests how to address the existential challenges we face today. Thus, pragmatic humanism is explored not only as a philosophy for critical minds, but also as a way of life.

Keywords

  • William James
  • pragmatism
  • F.C.S. Schiller
  • secularism
  • atheism

Authors and Affiliations

  • Research Institute for Philosophy Hannover, Hannover, Germany

    Ana Honnacker

About the author

Ana Honnacker is Assistant Professor at the Hanover Institute for Philosophical Research, Germany.

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eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-02441-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)