In the case of humanism we have stephen law author of humanism a very short introduction and former professor of philosophy at heythrop college university of london being a philosopher you would think that we would get a clear definition of what humanism is and whether or not this is a philosophy that we should consider embracing. I have heard a lot of really excellent things about the very short introduction series and i happened across this one at my universitys library humanism is a topic with which i only had the very faintest familiarity so im pretty sure it was a good topic with which i could start. Humanism a very short introduction explores how humanism uses science and reason to make sense of the world looking at how it encourages individual moral responsibility and shows that life can have meaning without religion. Using humanism to determine the meaning of life he shows that there is a positive alternative to traditional religious belief about the series the very short introductions series from oxford university press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area humanism a very short introduction stephen law no preview available 2011. Get this from a library humanism a very short introduction stephen law religion is currently gaining a much higher profile the number of faith schools is increasingly and religious points of view are being aired more frequently in the media as religions profile
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