5.0 out of 5 stars
If you're a newcomer, start from here, 6 Mar 2014
This book delivers what it promises: a clear, concise presentation of the humanist outlook. As a general introduction, it poses many of the questions that humanists grapple with: What are good and evil? Should neo-Nazis be given the right to free speech? Is the value of nuclear power greater than the risk of pollution or accident? Should RE in schools be abolished? Should someone who wishes to die be helped to do so? But appropriately, given its aim and scope, it leaves the deeper exploration of these problems to other writers. Well organised into short chapters focusing on separate aspects of the topic – e.g. humanism and morality, humanism and science, humanism and the environment – it's lucid, informative, open-minded and fair, and a useful springboard to further exploration.