Remembering Paul Kurtz, a no-nonsense philosopher

Remembering Paul Kurtz, a no-nonsense philosopher

(Read the original article published at BDNEWS24.com ) Secular humanist philosopher Paul Kurtz passed away on October 2012. He was 86. Philosophy was Paul Kurtz’s passion. Throughout World War II, the 19-year-old soldier carried a copy of Plato’s ‘The Republic’. He saw fascism and the brutality of the Nazi firsthand. In its obituary, the New York Times described him a “philosopher whose advocacy of reason ahead of faith helped define contemporary secular humanism.” At New York University, Paul Kurtz studied Philosophy…

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‘…Avijit was a movement’ (The Guardian interview)

‘…Avijit was a movement’ (The Guardian interview)

I specially thank the Guardian & its reporters, especially its NY-based reporter, Mr. Oliver Laughland. The Guardian has been one of the first newspapers to report the news of the murder of Avijit Roy, founder of mukto-mona. Since Avijit’s murder, the Guardian has continued to publish articles and commentaries about Avijit Roy & mukto-mona. The article below on Avijit Roy is based on the interviews of his father, Prof. Ajoy Roy, Farid Ahmed, the chief moderator of mukto-mona, and me. Atheist…

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