Andrew Copson – Head of the British Humanist Association: Objections to Humanism

Andrew Copson, head of the British Humanist Society spoke to the Theo on the 11/02/2013. His talk was entittled, objections to humanism.Humanism comes in for a lot of criticism from a number of different angles. Some see it is an immoral approach to life, some as nihilistic, some as immoral. By examining a few of the most common objections to Humanism we learn more about them, to what extent they are fair, and how to counter them. We also learn more about humanism

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