ERIC Number: ED051060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Human Values in a Secular World.
Apostol, Robert Z.
The lectures of five contemporary philosophers, charged with addressing themselves to important moral issues of contemporary society with an eye to highlighting those values that are at the base of human life today, are presented in this volume. Louis Dupre is concerned with the issue of making religion intelligible in Religion in a Secular World. Vernon J. Bourke, in Value Scales and Today's Morality, surveys alternative approaches for the construction of a scale of values for the justification of moral decisions. In Existentialism and the Vision of Man as a Person, Gerald F. Kreyche surveys the panorama of existential philosophy illustrating its contributions to our modern understanding of man as one revealing himself within constantly expanding horizons. In The New Marxism and Human Values, Richard T. DeGeorge discusses the possibility of a universal human morality in the face of official moralities. The Time of Our Lives, Mortimer J. Adler's rewriting of Aristotle's "Ethics" for the 20th century, calls for moral wisdom and moral discipline to correct human folly and vice. Paul G. Kuntz's article, The Future of the Moral Order, discusses the basis for resolving value conflicts between the meritocracy and the rest of society. (Author/DJB)
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Conferences, Existentialism, Group Norms, Human Relations, Humanities, Marxism, Moral Issues, Moral Values, Religion, Social Problems, Social Sciences, Values
Humanities Press, Inc., 303 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010 (Cloth, $6.00)
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Identifiers: Secularism; Universalism
Note: Lectures presented at Institute on Human Values, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 1968-1969