A joint lecture to mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the North East Humanists
Date: 4th October 2007
Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, opposite Haymarket Metro
“Against All Gods: Six Polemics on Religion and an Essay on Kindness”.
He will explore the view (the roots of which lie in Aristotle) that reflection and choice, both expressions of the exercise of reason, are essential to the good life, and underlie the meaning we give to it and the value we find in it. This figures centrally in the basis of a rich humanistic ethic which, given current heated debates for and against religion, needs to
be expounded as an alternative to religious views of life and morality.