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The Courage to Become
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Paul Kurtz, America's leading secular humanist, provides a powerful defense of the humanist alternative, rejecting both religious spirituality and nihilism.

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The Human Prospect Courage Cognition Caring What Do We Owe to Posterity? Selected Bibliography Index

About the Author

PAUL KURTZ is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is editor of Free Inquiry magazine, Chairman of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, and former Co-President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He has authored and edited over 30 books, including The Transcendental Temptation, Forbidden Fruit, and The New Skepticism.

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?A powerful and persuasive work....[a] rare combination of clarity and inspiration, of enthusiasm and moderation.?-New Humanist
?Kurtz, a former copresident of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, says he is writing not philosophy but eupraxophy--instruction for a good and practical life....This is not a book to persuade nonhumanists but rather to provide a clear, readable, and encouraging outline of the prospects for those who put their trust in science alone....it does its job very well...?-Library Journal
"A powerful and persuasive work....Ya rare combination of clarity and inspiration, of enthusiasm and moderation."-New Humanist
"A powerful and persuasive work....[a] rare combination of clarity and inspiration, of enthusiasm and moderation."-New Humanist
"Kurtz, a former copresident of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, says he is writing not philosophy but eupraxophy--instruction for a good and practical life....This is not a book to persuade nonhumanists but rather to provide a clear, readable, and encouraging outline of the prospects for those who put their trust in science alone....it does its job very well..."-Library Journal

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