Andrew Norman teaches philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University and writes and speaks about the philosophical foundations of humanism. His work has appeared in Free Inquiry, The Philosophical Quarterly, History and Theory, and at TheHumanist.com. His model of the “reason-giving game” inspired the popular educational computer game Socrates Jones: Pro Philosopher.
Posts by Andrew Norman
Humanist Voices in Verse: It Crawled From the Swamp (Inspired by Twas the Night Before Christmas)
This week’s poem is by Andrew Norman. Norman teaches philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University and writes and speaks about the philosophical foundations of humanism.... Read More
Getting Humanism Right-Side Up
WHAT IS HUMANISM? Some say it’s a godless worldview, a philosophy free of supernaturalism. But humanism is both more and less than that. More,... Read More
The Machinery of Moral Progress: An Interview with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
2011 Humanist of the Year Rebecca Newberger Goldstein’s latest book, Plato at the Googleplex, is audacious in conception, intellectually stimulating, and an altogether fascinating... Read More
Brainstormin’: Faith is a False Friend
A few weeks ago, I found myself at the front of a sizeable auditorium, facing an audience full of faithful Christians. The organizers of... Read More
The Charms of Faith: How to Understand Faith-Talk Naturalistically (and Charitably)
Is faith a good thing? In past columns, I have argued that we must outgrow our reliance on faith: that despite its reputation as... Read More
God’s Politics and Our Politics: A Humanist Parable
The Dawn of Civilization Long ago, a relatively hairless breed of two-legged ape eked out an existence that was nasty, brutish and short. Conflict... Read More
God and Politics: What’s A Humanist To Do?
The Institute for Humanist Studies (IHS), a new think tank conducting humanist research on social and political issues, met in Houston last week to... Read More