Lonergan and Thomas on the Will

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I’m the only man in the British Humanist Association’s five-person senior management team! As mentioned we seek a quiet place where we can continue with the studies of School that have been initiated in the Regional Parks. They must make mistakes and learn from them, make more mistakes and learn anew. While there is much that is agreeable in an emphasis on the fundamentals of the faith, there is always a concern of going too far when a group is reacting to events in other groups. Indeed, the usual forms of humanism are, as he notes, incompatible with fundamental ontology.
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Evolution, Rationality and Cognition: A Cognitive Science

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These requirements are precisely counter to European crime policy, criminologist Nils Christie observes, but sensible on the assumption that “under the rhetoric of equality,” Congress “envisions the criminal process as a vast engine of social control” (quoting former Chief Judge Bazelon). He disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Most of those who refused to convert sought refuge in Muslim countries, their descendants becoming known as Sephardic Jews, from the Hebrew name for Spain.
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The Development of Florentine Humanist Historiography in the

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Avula Gopalakrishna murty carried the torch of humanist flame and struggled to sustaing the interest. Finally, in 1960, Premier Norman Manley's government took a sympathetic posture toward the Rastafarian cause on the question of repatriation to African countries. Kalluri Basaveswararao collaborated with him in history text books. But the total philosophy behind the innocent sounding ideas of individual rights and freedoms must be understood. However, in December 1940, Roy and his followers left Congress owing to differences with the Congress leadership on the role of India in the Second World War.
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Michael Hardt: The Procedures of Love: 100 Notes, 100

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Proposed in the name of greater strength and efficacy in a united worldwide fight for "common goals", this was an attempt to streamline autonomous and heterogeneous organizations, freely assembled under a wide umbrella, and to transform them step by step into branches of a multinational "humanist" company. Consistently, what comes across is a person who was caring and respectful of others, a man who found value in all people, yet was humble about his own achievements--in many ways, he represented the fully functioning person which his theory describes!
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A History of Human Responses to Death: Mythologies, Rituals,

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This initial group elaborates a plan of work (research, study groups with other centers, actions towards the environment) and starts periodic meetings to implement the plan and the personal formation of its members; they start a website and e-mail list. When people are offered technical means to improve themselves and their children, no matter what they conceive improvement to mean, the offer will be accepted. [...] The technology of improvement may be hindered or delayed by regulation, but it cannot be permanently suppressed. [...] It will be seen by millions of citizens as liberation from past constraints and injustices.
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The Oxford Companion (To The Mind)

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Israel’s “systematic torture and ill-treatment of Palestinians under interrogation” has repeatedly been condemned by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International (along with apparent extrajudicial execution; legalization of torture; imprisonment without charge, for as long as nine years for some of those kidnapped in Lebanon; and other abuses). His most recent Counterpunch article was “The Battle Over Pat Tillman: A Ten Year Retrospective” (print edition, volume 21, number 6, 2014).
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Living Without a Goal

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The two are not necessarily contradictory, for we may overlay this reality, paint this reality with our particular moral evaluations in the light of our purposes. Calling yourself an egalitarian instead of a feminist might seem like a noble stance; you can avoid all of those nasty connotations associated with feminism while still fighting for equality. I watched the video and I can honestly say it’s nothing I haven’t heard before.
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Enthusiasm and Enlightenment in Europe, 1650-1850

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Likewise, the relatively small and isolated “bourgeoisie” of the north meant that patronage of northern humanists was limited and not as widespread as in the Italian Renaissance. For instance, only animals that have cloven hooves and that chew the cud are permitted; hence, a person is not to consume pork, for the pig does not chew the cud. The chief merit of Italian Humanism, as indeed of Humanism in general, was that it opened up the real sources of ancient culture and drew from these, as a subject of study for its own sake, the classic literature which till then had been used in a merely fragmentary way.
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Bhan Tugh: The Key to Happiness, Health and Relationships

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We have observed that we, among ourselves, have deep-differences, we have ego at play, we have lack of communication to say the least, although we have this inner-disturbance, rather inner-turbulence and we all wish to move beyond this strange stage that we find ourselves in. The aesthetic, in this new elevation, is distinguished by an overarching self-consciousness whose irreducible medium is language. One of the shining lights of southern India's unbelief movement was Gora (died 1975), or Goparaju Ramachandrarao.
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The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the

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But trying to register Black voters is a challenge to white supremecy that Hurst cannot accept and he orders Lee to stop. Separately, in the arts and letters, two ideas originating in France would have particular impact. I agreed, but perceived a core of selfishness within my own charitable impulses. Premanand arranged for a Federation of all the groups and conducted several meetings at the national level, personally training several people in magic so that faith healers and god men and women could be easily exposed.
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