I'm really looking forward to the keynote the night before from Duke's Owen Flanagan. He wrote The
"The project of human ecology conceived as eudaimonics then becomes seeking the world most beneficial to all human beings, including future ones."Sounds like a good plan to me.
*This course would resemble the "Atheism & Spirituality" course from last Spring, but this time with even greater attention to the reasons for affirming humanism (naturalism, atheism) rather than for rejecting theism. We'd explore and critique the claim that a humanist worldview is as meaningful to its adherents as theism is to theists, with John Dewey's A Common Faith, Andre Comte-Sponville's Little Book of Atheist Spirituality, Bertrand Russell's "A Free Man's Worship" and "Why I'm Not a Christian," and more recent voices as well. What makes life worth living, for those who do not seek for meaning beyond it?Sound like a good course to you? Vote for it in the Fall '11 survey.