بول كيرتز: الفاكهة المحرّمة

Paul Kurtz Al-Fakiha al-muharima

Al-Fakiha al-muharima

(Forbidden Fruit: The Ethics of Humanism)

Übersetzer: Diya' as-Sumiri

Al-Kamel Verlag
Sprache: Arabisch
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Paperback, 316 Seiten
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Funda­men­ta­lists from all reli­gious persua­sions deny the possi­bi­lity of mora­lity without belief in God. Yet belief in God is no guarantee of moral virtue - as the recent televan­ge­list scan­dals have shown. Are there ethical, non-reli­gious choices that will work for a world in crisis? Paul Kurtz, America's leading secular huma­nist philo­so­pher, affirms that it is possible to live the good life and be morally respon­sible, without belief in reli­gion. In this original and pene­t­ra­ting book, Kurtz deli­neates the means by which humanity can trans­cend the limi­ta­tions of tradi­tional reli­gious loyal­ties and achieve a higher stage of ethics. In order to progress to a maximum level of crea­tive deve­lop­ment, Kurtz main­tains, we must be nourished by the 'forbidden fruit' of the know­ledge of good and evil, groun­ding prin­ci­ples and values in auto­no­mous reason. This is the path that leads to the disco­very of signi­fi­cant ethical truths that can guide both self-reliant conduct and cons­i­de­ra­tion for the rights of others. By brea­king the bonds of theistic illu­sion, we can summon the courage and wisdom to develop a rational ethic based on a realistic appraisal of nature and an aware­ness of the centra­lity of the moral decen­cies common to all peoples. The ulti­mate key to the good life, Kurtz writes, is to eat of the fruit of the second tree in the Garden of Eden - the tree of life - disco­ve­ring for ourselves the mani­fold poten­tia­li­ties for a boun­tiful exis­tence. »Forbidden Fruit« contains important chap­ters on privacy and human rights, and pres­ents conc­rete ethical recom­men­da­tions as alter­na­tives to the reig­ning ortho­do­xies.