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Mar
15
2017

Ethics by Algorithm and Morality by Machines: ‘Free Inquiry’ Tackles Issues in Technology


Free Inquiry, the leading journal of secular humanism, takes on the crucial concerns about automation, already deeply entrenched in so much of the developed world and rapidly expanding into all areas of society. As our dependence on automated systems, robots, and artificial intelligence accelerates, a tightening tangle of ethical questions compels us to seriously consider what it means to give so much of ourselves over to the machines.

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Mar
01
2017

‘Atheist Muslim’ and ‘Secular Faith’ Among Winners of Council for Secular Humanism’s Forkosch Awards


'Atheist Muslim' and 'Secular Faith' Among Winners of Council for Secular Humanism's Forkosch Awards The Council for Secular Humanism has announced the recipients of the 2015/2016 Forkosch Awards, recognizing the books and magazines that have made the greatest contributions toward the advancement of secular humanism. The Council for Secular Humanism...

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Jan
24
2017

Rebecca Goldstein Reveals What Really Matters in Free Inquiry Magazine


Does secular humanism have the answer to the meaning of life? Not quite. But in the latest issue of Free Inquiry magazine, bestselling author and philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein reveals that a sense of mattering -- to ourselves and to others -- is what actually spurs us to live our lives, with no higher being required.

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Jan
24
2017

Rebecca Goldstein Reveals What Really Matters in Free Inquiry Magazine


Does secular humanism have the answer to the meaning of life? Not quite. But in the latest issue of Free Inquiry magazine, bestselling author and philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein reveals that a sense of mattering -- to ourselves and to others -- is what actually spurs us to live our lives, with no higher being required.

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Nov
28
2016

Moral Panic over Universal Porn: Free Inquiry on a Sixteen-Year Experiment


Pornography became essentially ubiquitous around the year 2000 at the dawn of the broadband Internet era, a fact that sparked a moral panic among those who simply knew that this deluge of sinful content would upend the social order and lead to huge increases in teen pregnancies, sexual assaults, broken families, and other ill effects. Sixteen years later, Free Inquiry magazine shows that these prophecies of profligacy were cynically exaggerated, and that the consequences of “universal porn” may have even been largely beneficial.

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Nov
15
2016

FREE INQUIRY Magazine to Offer Digital-Only Subscriptions


FREE INQUIRY, the bimonthly flagship magazine of the Council for Secular Humanism, is for the first time offering digital-only subscriptions.

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Sep
09
2016

Apocalypse . . . Eventually? 
Debating the Threat of Terrorism in Free Inquiry


Could terrorism end human civilization? Or is it a relative nuisance that’s being cynically exploited? Confronting the dangers posed by terrorism effectively requires a clear understanding of the scope of those dangers. In the latest issue of Free Inquiry magazine, two leading scholars and skeptics take opposing positions on whether we have more to fear than just fear itself.

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Jul
01
2016

Humanists’ Massive Impact on Twentieth-Century Social Justice Brought to Light in ‘Free Inquiry’


Many of the great progressive movements of twentieth-century social justice were driven in large part by humanists, who had an immense impact for their relatively small numbers. The August/September 2016 issue of Free Inquiry magazine presents “Creative Minority Report: How the Humanist Movement Changed America,” a groundbreaking reappraisal of humanism’s role in the previous century.

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May
10
2016

We’re All Going to Die: ‘Free Inquiry’ Gets Real about Death


How do the nonreligious deal with the concept of death when they hold no illusions about an afterlife? A special issue of Free Inquiry grapples with death from the secular humanist perspective with an exploration of death’s inevitability, its necessity, and how an increasingly secular culture is changing the way all of us think and talk about our ultimate end.

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Mar
08
2016

The Nones Have Risen! … Now What? Sustaining Secularism’s Momentum, in Free Inquiry


The rapid growth of the religiously unaffiliated population—the so-called “rise of the ‘Nones’”—has reshaped the American religious landscape, with Nones making up almost a quarter of the population. But so far, those gains have not translated into a cohesive movement. The latest issue of the secular humanist magazine Free Inquiry gathers leading experts in the social science of secularism to answer the question: How do the Nones take advantage of their potential strength?

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