Out Your Doubt - Freeing Your Closet Humanist by Andy Norman

Tuesday, November 13th 2012 at 5:00 pm
Tuesday, November 13th 2012 at 7:00 pm
Carnegie Mellon University, Doherty Hall, Room 2315, Pittsburgh, PA

With Andy Norman, Professor of Philosophy
Carnegie Mellon University

Join us for a tale of humanism's beginnings, and how it has developed into humanity's best bet for moral progress.
For centuries, inquisitive people have faced persecution for openly questioning orthodox moral and theological doctrines. Fear has driven legitimate doubts into the closet, hampering moral inquiry and stunting humanity’s moral growth. A humanist is just someone who cares enough about humanity’s future to “come out of the closet” and self-identify as a proponent of open, honest, collaborative moral inquiry.
Humanists are concerned to have the conversations that create a hard-won kind of “social capital” – a particularly rare and valuable type that bridges theological and political divides. In this talk, philosopher Andy Norman will “come out” as a humanist and explain how other members of the campus community can find meaning and a sense of purpose in this important work.
Part of the Geoffrey Burns Lecture Series.
Admission is FREE.