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Humanist and Religious Ethics and Codes of Ethics

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The list author says: "Books to meditate on Frederic Bastiat's quotation:
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.""
The Code for Global Ethics: Ten Humanist Principles
The Code for Global Ethics: Ten Humanist Principles
"This book outlines the basic rationale of why humanist ethics is superior to any religion-based ethics. The author presents a code of humanist ethics based on the natural dignity and inherent worth of all human beings."
God Virus, The: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture
God Virus, The: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture
"This is a presentation of religion as a cultural virus, how it survives, and how and why it continues to thrive. The book gives excellent advice on how to live life without the crutch of religion, from marriage to raising children."
The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures
The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures
"This book presents the case for religion to be an evolutionary force and a rallying point that helped human groups to survive."
The Secular Conscience: Why Belief Belongs in Public Life
The Secular Conscience: Why Belief Belongs in Public Life
"This book provides cogent arguments for secular liberalismand why religion is unnecessary to ethics and morality."
Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe
Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe
"The author, a rabbi, highlights humanity's potential for goodness and the ways in which humanism, especially Jewish humanism, can help in leading a life of purpose and compassion."
Can We Be Good Without God?: Biology, Behavior, and the Need to Believe
Can We Be Good Without God?: Biology, Behavior, and the Need to Believe
"This is a book about the roots of faith as reaction to natural mysteries and how myths and legends about gods and deities emerge from nothing."
Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment
Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment
"How the Scandinavian countries are probably the least religious countries in the world while being happy and prosperous."
Living Without God: New Directions for Atheists, Agnostics, Secularists, and the Undecided
Living Without God: New Directions for Atheists, Agnostics, Secularists, and the Undecided
"The author develops a positive philosophy for atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, skeptics, and freethinkers."
The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth
The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth
"Why people acquire, maintain, and protect unreasonable religious beliefs, and what are the consequences: gender inequality, homophobia, lack of intellectual honesty, self-righteousness, intolerance, propagation of falsehood, and in some instances, the advocacy of violence and terrorism."
Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved (Princeton Science Library)
Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved (Princeton Science Library)
"The author argues that human traits of fairness, reciprocity and altruism develop through natural selection."
The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society
The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society
"This is about recent biomedical studies indicating that empathy is an instinctual behavior exhibited by both humans and animals."
Do No Evil: Ethics with Applications to Economic Theory and Business
Do No Evil: Ethics with Applications to Economic Theory and Business
"This book debunks the notions that moral judgments are purely subjective preferences and that there are no universal standards of morality."
The Evolution of Morality (Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology)
The Evolution of Morality (Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology)
"This books presents evidence that supports an innate basis to human morality."
Hardwired Behavior: What Neuroscience Reveals about Morality
Hardwired Behavior: What Neuroscience Reveals about Morality
"The author argues that what most traditional morality has condemned as greed, lust, or sin may be traced to impaired neurobiology."
The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason
The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason
"Stenger argues that naturalism is far superior to the traditional supernatural monotheist philosophies."
What Is Secular Humanism?
What Is Secular Humanism?
"A leading humanist defines humanism."
Humanism: An Introduction
Humanism: An Introduction
"A good introduction to humanism."
The Uncertain Believer: Reconciling God and Science
The Uncertain Believer: Reconciling God and Science
"This book is an attempt at reconciling religous faith with science."
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
"This book present 10 Great Ideas, viewing them through a contemporary filter to learn which of their lessons may still apply to modern lives."
Ethical Issues in Six Religious Traditions
Ethical Issues in Six Religious Traditions
"This book explores the ethical foundations of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam."
Ethics and World Religions: Cross-Cultural Case Studies
Ethics and World Religions: Cross-Cultural Case Studies
"This book is a presentation of 18 moral dilemmas or problems faced by ordinary people from a variety of cultures and religions."
The Godless Constitution: A Moral Defense of the Secular State
The Godless Constitution: A Moral Defense of the Secular State
"How the Founding Fathers of the United States erected a wall between church and state and aimed at creating a secular government with no reliance on God or religion."
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism
"This book is about the role that secularism has played in the social, cultural, and political development of the United States."
Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong
Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong
"Nurture is as important as nature in the sense that our moral faculty is equipped with a universal set of rules, with each culture setting up particular exceptions to these rules."
Darwinian Natural Right: The Biological Ethics of Human Nature (Suny Series, Philosophy & Biology)
Darwinian Natural Right: The Biological Ethics of Human Nature (Suny Series, Philosophy & Biology)
"This book shows how Darwinian biology supports an Aristotelian view of ethics as rooted in human nature."