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May 6th - What is Humanism?
Sunday, May 6th, 10:30 a.m. (arrive early for coffee and socializing)
Carl Ledendecker will lead a roundtable discussion to help us look at what we mean by Humanism and to explore its various aspects.
The meeting is at Pellissippi State Technical Community College:
10915 Hardin Valley Road
(Driving directions, below)

What is Humanism?

Wikipedia has this to say about Humanism:
Humanism is a broad category of ethical philosophies that affirm the dignity and worth of all people, based on the ability to determine right and wrong by appeal to universal human qualities—particularly rationalism. Humanism is a component of a variety of more specific philosophical systems, and is incorporated into several religious schools of thought. Humanism entails a commitment to the search for truth and morality through human means in support of human interests. In focusing on the capacity for self-determination, humanism rejects the validity of transcendental justifications, such as a dependence on faith, the supernatural, or divinely revealed texts. Humanists endorse universal morality based on the commonality of human nature, suggesting that solutions to human social and cultural problems cannot be parochial.

Driving Instructions:
Driving east on I-40, take Exit 376, State Hwy. 162 / Pellissippi Parkway / Oak Ridge.
Driving west on I-40, take Exit 376A, State Hwy. 162 / Pellissippi Parkway / Oak Ridge.
Take Pellissippi Parkway 3.5 miles to the Hardin Valley Road exit.
Turn left on Hardin Valley Road.
Turn right at the first road after the underpass (Solway Road).
Turn left into the Pellissippi State entrance.

Posted by pking
May 01, 2007