"Paul Kurtz has been the most important voice for humanism or secular humanism for the past half century.... This book of [his] writings over a span of nearly 50 years is a real treasure...."
"With his pioneering spirit and relentless efforts, Paul Kurtz has done more to advance a positive image for a secular society devoid of religion than any other person in our generation and perhaps in history. In an era like ours of angry atheists he is a breath of fresh air. Eupraxsophy does matter if we want to change our world. This may be his most lasting contribution, so it's wonderful to have all of these essays spanning his career together in one volume. Very highly recommended."
-John W. Loftus, author of Why I Became an Atheist
"A rich collection of Paul Kurtz's writings, this book presents a full picture of the philosophy of humanism. Kurtz is at his best in displaying and defending the humane values that underlie his thought."
-John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
About the Author
(1925-2012), professor emeritus of philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, was the author or editor of more than fifty books, including The Transcendental Temptation, The Courage to Become,
and Embracing the Power of Humanism
, plus nine hundred articles and reviews. He was the founder and chairman of the Center for Inquiry, the Council for Secular Humanism, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He appeared on many major television and radio talk shows and has lectured at universities worldwide.Nathan Bupp
(Amherst, NY) is the vice president of communications for the Institute for Science and Human Values. He is a former vice president at the Center for Inquiry and former associate editor of Free Inquiry
, where his articles and book reviews have been published. He is a contributor to Dewey's Enduring Impact
, edited by John R. Shook and Paul Kurtz.