THE CARTOON HISTORY OF HUMANISM
Volume One: Antiquity to Enlightenment
Dale Debakcsy, Count Dolby von Luckner, illustrator Softcover $24.99 (122pp), Humanist Press, 978-0-931779-70-1
In its respect for scientific knowledge, the humanist movement embraces the essential value and goodness of human beings while cold-shouldering any belief in the divine or supernatural—we don’t need God to be good, humanists say. Throughout history, there have been a number of courageous individuals—epicurus, Cicero, Spinoza, Hume, to name a few—who expanded the “intellectual horizons and freedoms of humanity.” In this graphically illustrated, sensational project, based on a long-running web column involving a time-traveling character named Dave, Dale Debakcsy profiles more than thirty extraordinary thinkers, and humanism takes a bow in them all.