Monday, 25 October 2010

Against humanism - Mary Midgley argues it's an 'ism' too far

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For New Humanist free thinking means being prepared to critically examine all arguments, including those you think you agree with. It also means taking the arguments of your opponents at their strongest. This is why we publish articles like moral philosopher Mary Midgley's case against humanism. Not because we are against humanism but because we think arguments for humanism will be all the better for being sharpened against those of the very best opponents. Some people don't like this – like the subscriber who called to cancel today because he thought we just weren't bellicose enough – and some people do, like the subscriber who sent us this message:
"Great issue. I loved 50% of it, and violently disagreed with the other 50%. Perfect journalistic balance."
Do have a read of the piece, and let us know what you think.
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