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test knowledge by science and reason and to develop ethical values without religious foundations
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The Institute brings together people from all
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advancement of a secular planetary society. We
endeavor to identify key values and ethics
affecting the most important events in humankind’s
What is the place of the individual person in
the contemporary world? What is the meaning of
life? What are the sources of the principles of
personal integrity in common human experience?
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Inspired by empathy and creativity, guided by
reason, we challenge age old ideology with fresh thinking. We champion science, reason and
logical thought, in the halls of legislatures, in our schools and in our communities, here and around
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are committed to the enhancement of human values and
scientific inquiry. This combines both compassion and
reason in realizing ethical wisdom. It focuses on the
principles of personal integrity, individual freedom and
responsibility. It includes a commitment to social
justice, planetary ethics, and developing shared values
for the human family”.
- Paul Kurtz
There is a urgent need to connect the leading ideas of secular
humanism and the spirit of pragmatism to the broader culture, not
only in the United States but throughout the world.
ISHV has responded to that need.
Following the tradition begun by Paul Kurtz, it offers intellectual
resources for addressing the social and political issues of the
contemporary world by framing them in terms of perennial ethical
Attempting to comprehend the human condition, and, on that basis to
improve human lives in a central task for our times. ISHV has taken
up that task by advancing the positive understanding of scientific
inquiry and of secular humanism, and I wholeheartedly endorse its
--Philip Kitcher, John Dewey
Professor of Philosophy at Columbia
University and author of many books, including Living
with Darwin, The Ethical Project, and Science in a