The Turbulent Universe by Paul Kurtz

By Paul Kurtz

In his ultimate publication, the overdue Paul Kurtz outlines his own imaginative and prescient for a planetary ethics encouraged by means of medical knowledge. mixing realism and optimism, he lays out the elemental rules of a moral procedure that he calls humanist eupraxsophy--that is, the applying of sensible ethical offerings encouraged through medical knowledge. Emphasizing the dramatic personality of the biosphere, human affairs, and the actual universe itself, Kurtz has dependent the booklet when it comes to an operatic situation, with an overture, intermezzo, 9 acts, and a grand finale. bringing up the emergence of a brand new planetary civilization, he proposes the advance of a planetary ethics in accordance with common human rights, loose medical inquiry unfettered by means of dogma, an angle of exuberance towards human potentials, and braveness and resolution within the face of the daunting demanding situations of our time. Kurtz concludes on an enthusiastic notice: there's desiring to be present in inventive human endeavors in addition to a feeling of awe and profound reverence encouraged via the spectacle of the large universe and the clients for the human experience.

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