This book brings together a diverse and wide-ranging group of thinkers to forge unsuspecting conversations across the humanist and non-humanist divide. How should humanism relate to a non-humanist world? What distinguishes "humanism" from the "non-humanist?" Readers will encounter a wide-range of perspectives on the terms bringing together this volume, where "Humanism" "Non-Humanist" and "World" are not taken for granted, but instead, tackled from a wide variety of perspectives, spaces, discourses, and approaches. This volume offers both a pragmatic and scholarly account of these terms and worldviews allowing for multiple points of analytical and practical points of entry into the unfolding dialogue between humanism and the non-humanist world. In this way, this volume is attentive to both theoretically and historically grounded inquiry and applied practical application.
Monica R. Miller is associate professor of religion and Africana studies, and director of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Lehigh University, USA.
2. World-views as Options - Humanistic and Non-Humanistic
3. Us vs. Them: But Who Is Us and Who Is Them?
4. Secular Voices of Color - Digital Storytelling
5. Where Humanism is and Where it is Headed in this Non-Humanist World
6. How could Humanists Become Solidary with the Non-Humanist World?: Towards an Anamnestic Humanism
7. The Absence of Presence: Relating to Black (Non)Humanisms in Popular Culture
8. Rudy's Paradox: The ALIENation of Race and its Non-Humans
9. Figuring in Scripture
10. A Case for Community: Within and Beyond the Four Walls
11. Uncanny Nihilism and Cornel West's Tragic Humanism
12. Relating to a "Non-Humanist" World: Participating in Democracy, On Why the Humanist Viewpoint Matters