How do you make moral judgements? Do you allow political dogmas or religious commandments to determine your life or, as a humanist, are you led by autonomy and responsibility towards the world? We dive into the works of our humanist predecessors such as Erasmus, Voltaire and Zora Neale Hurston. We investigate the importance of free thought, autonomy and optimism with philosopher and author Sarah Bakewell.
Sarah Bakewell has written a number of highly praised books, including At the Existentialist Café, which we devoured almost in one sitting, about the work and lives of the phenomenologists and the existentialists. Humanly Possible, on the history of Humanism, is her latest book.