For those deep thinkers who have become disillusioned with the archaic, restrictive and dogmatic doctrines and assertions of the many different religious orders in the world, Enlightened Humanism provides a working philosophy for people who do not believe in myths and superstitions. As far as human beings and other sentient creatures are concerned, and from a purely practical point of view, the philosophy of Enlightened Humanism, advocates the elimination of distress and suffering as the primary criterion on which personal and public action should be based. This is perhaps its greatest driving force – its concern for the unnecessary and avoidable suffering currently being imposed on mankind because of ignorance, archaic beliefs, and superstitious misconceptions.
Path to Enlightened Humanism was published by the authors children and combines all three of the authors philosophy books, Knowledge, Philosophy and Enlightened Humanism into one book. It outlines the path this author took to reach his philosophical conclusions. If you think philosophy is difficult, this material is simple to read and understand.
Volume One – Knowledge - outlines, simplifies, and summarizes general knowledge about our "world" encompassing explanations of the Planet Earth, Evolution, and the History of Man through ancient to modern Science, Religion, Politics, Man's Behaviour and the evolution of Social Morality.
Volume Two – Philosophy, covers the schools of Philosophy from ancient and medieval times through to the modern age while also covering the branches of philosophy. These first two volumes lay the groundwork for Volume three.
Volume Three – Enlightened Humanism outlines the Philosophy of Enlightened Humanism which has as it's guiding principle the improvement of the quality of all life on earth, both human and non-human. The challenge is first and foremost an intellectual one – to expand our knowledge of our planet and the complex living systems that it supports thereby gaining the wisdom to dispel misconceptions, prejudices and superstitions. Secondly, it is an emotional challenge – to promote the positive emotions of love, compassion, kindness, and justice, and conversely, to counter the negative emotions of fear, greed, envy, and hatred.
Path to Enlightened Humanism includes two Addendums, the first – Reflections about Life and the World we Live in – encompasses most of the authors writing post publication of his three books which further develops similar subject matter. The second Addendum describes the authors illustrious career in Blood Transfusion.