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Humanist Perspectives Short Submission Contest 220

Humanist Perspectives Short Submission Contest 220

We invite you to share your humanist views with us in a paragraph or two (MAX 1000 chars) on one of the following subjects reflected by these 3 images. [...]
Letters to the Editor-220

Letters to the Editor-220

Letters to the Editor, feedback to Humanist Perspectives [...]
Free Will and Neuroscience

Free Will and Neuroscience

Neuroscientific experiments seem to provide evidence that questions long held beliefs in free will. Dale Beyerstein argues against this interpretation of the experimental results . [...]
Thinking Free Will is Important

Thinking Free Will is Important

. . . freedom is not the only value …There are other values: life; wellbeing; health, compassion, fairness, justice, equity, truth, consistency….Which values should prevail? [...]
On Hobbes, Virtue Ethics, and Liberty

On Hobbes, Virtue Ethics, and Liberty


Thomas Hobbes revolutionized our thinking about politics by challenging the long tradition of virtue politics and by offering a new blueprint for the modern state. [...]
Vaccination and the Freedom to Choose

Vaccination and the Freedom to Choose

What is the argument against vaccine mandates? Katharine Browne argues that right to bodily autonomy trumps, in this case at least, concern for public safety. [...]
Canoe Trip—the Freedom of Self Reliance

Canoe Trip—the Freedom of Self Reliance

Terry Rapoch remembers the exhilarating freedom he felt as a young man on a wilderness trip - the freedom that comes from a recognition of his own abilities to survive. Then the constraints [...]
The Rights of Trees

The Rights of Trees

How can we better protect our precious forests? Carol Matthew writes about the importance of our ancient trees and questions our right to cut them down. She tells about the “Wildwood Ecofore [...]
A Few Quotes on FREEDOM

A Few Quotes on FREEDOM

Freedom, generally, is having the ability to act or change without constraint. Something is "free" if it can change easily and is not constrained in its present state. ~Wikipedia, June 2021 [...]
Freedom, High-day.  High-day, Freedom! The Idea of Freedom in Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Freedom, High-day. High-day, Freedom! The Idea of Freedom in Shakespeare’s The Tempest

While many characters yearn for freedom from obedience to authority, and from obligations and the needs of others, in The Tempest freedom must be earned and deserved, and involves acceptance [...]
Freedom and Civic Responsibility

Freedom and Civic Responsibility

Is it our civic responsibility to get vaccinated? Is it true that, as is often claimed, that vaccine mandates are unconstitutional? Does the arc of the moral universe bend toward justice? [...]
Editorial: When Principles are in Conflict

Editorial: When Principles are in Conflict

Simply “acting on principle” is not good enough. Simply demanding “freedom” is not good enough. It is not even good. [...]
In the News…

In the News…

Social distancing, masks, vaccines, control of the pandemic, saving lives – these are all for chumps. The important thing is my personal freedom from government interference in my life. Next [...]
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