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Paul Kurtz

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Paul Kurtz

Name: Paul Kurtz

Birth Date (YYYY.MM.DD): 1925.12.21

Occupation: Professor, editor, author


  • B.A., Economics, Political Science, and Philosophy (New York State University), 1948
  • M.A., Philosophy, (Columbia University), 1949
  • Ph.D., Philosophy, (Columbia Univeristy), 1952

Titles: Professor Emeritus of Philosophy


  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Editor-in-Chief, Free Inquiry
  • Chairman, Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
  • President, Prometheus Books


  • The Courage to Become (1997)
  • Toward a New Enlightenment (1993)
  • Living without Religion: Eupraxophy (1994)
  • Forbidden Fruit (1988)
  • The Transcendental Temptation (1986)
  • over 30 other books and 600 articles

Other Relevant Misc. Info: Fellow, AAAS; President, International Academy of Humanism

Homepage URL: http://www.SecularHumanism.org/home/kurtz/

See the author's homepage (Off Site).

Published on the Secular Web

Kiosk Book

Humanist Manifesto 2000: A Call for New Planetary Humanism


This entirely new Humanist Manifesto, not yet available on the internet–as are Humanist Manifesto I (1933) and Humanist Manifesto II (1973), which can also be purchased together — is designed to address the problems of the twenty-first century and the millennium beyond. Providing a strong defense of scientific naturalism and technology, it is offered as […]