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What am I?

Watch Sandi Toksvig introduce the humanist approach to what kind of a thing we are and the questions that raises.

This week you will explore the following questions:

  • What kind of a thing is a human being?
  • Where do we come from and what conclusions can we draw from this?
  • What reasons might we have to believe this life is the only life we have?
  • Is there anything special about human beings? Is there anything we can celebrate?
  • How does a recognition of our capacities, as well as our limitations, support a humanist understanding of how we should live our lives? What responsibilities do our capabilities bring?

Question: What does it mean to be a human being? Share some of your early thoughts with the other learners in the comments below.

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Introducing Humanism: Non-religious Approaches to Life, with Sandi Toksvig

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