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
Table of contents (7 chapters)
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.
- William James
- F.C.S. Schiller
Authors and Affiliations
Research Institute for Philosophy Hannover, Hannover, Germany
About the author
Ana Honnacker is Assistant Professor at the Hanover Institute for Philosophical Research, Germany.