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Secular Humanism

  1. H Tristram Engelhardt Jr1,
  2. Lisa M Rasmussen1,2

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005890



How to Cite

Engelhardt, H. T. and Rasmussen, L. M. 2006. Secular Humanism. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA

  2. 2

    University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Secular humanism is an attempt to offer a common moral vision based on a nonreligious conception of what is most truly ‘human’.


  • secular humanism;
  • bioethics;
  • pluralism;
  • humanism;
  • genetic choice