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Humanly Possible - Seven Hundred Years of Humanist Freethinking, Inquiry, and Hope

English · Hardback

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A delightful, soul-enriching, sweeping new history of humanism--a grand intellectual adventure spanning from ancient Greece, through the Renaissance, to the work of James Baldwin, the present day, and beyond--by Sarah Bakewell, bestselling author of "This is a book about humanists, but even humanists cannot agree on what a humanist is," declares Sarah Bakewell. Indeed, for centuries now, thinkers, writers, scholars, politicians, activists, artists, and countless others have been searching for and refining a philosophy of the human spirit. Humanism can be found in writings of Plato and Protagoras and in the thought of Confucius. It is ever-present in the work of;Michel de Montaigne, and guided the thinking and activism of Harriet Taylor Mill. When Zora Neale Hurston writes, "Somebody else may have my rapturous glance at the archangels. The springing of the yellow line of morning out of the misty deep of dawn, is glory enough for me." ; In ; Embracing and indeed celebrating humanism''s swirling, kaleidoscopic, rich ambiguity, Bakewell sets out not just to trace this vital philosophical lineage through the lives of its major protagonists but in fact to make her own dazzling contribution to its expansive literature. The result is an intoxicating, joyful celebration of the human spirit from one of our most beloved and charming writers.;...

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Authors Sarah Bakewell
Publisher Penguin Books USA
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 28.03.2023
 
EAN 9780735223370
ISBN 978-0-7352-2337-0
No. of pages 464
Dimensions 163 mm x 242 mm x 37 mm
Subject Non-fiction book > Philosophy, religion > Philosophy: antiquity to present day

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