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To use this spreadsheet to prepare for the 3/9/14 discussion, start on this sheet and then read the other sheets (click on the tabs at the bottom), working your way to the right. You may contribute comments on each page by following the instructions in red.
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Topic: What would a Humanistic* national policy on abortion look like?
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* Humanistic... meaning that it reasonably might follow from and be consistent with the Humanist worldview and core values as have been defined by HGP's Humanist Philosophy Forum. Please read the reference information on this topic on the Applying Humanism page of the HGP website.
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A brief summary of the worldview and core values is:
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Comment on "worldview"
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Worldview:
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Naturalistic (all things arising from natural, unguided processes)
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Core Values:
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Goals
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1) Individual and collective well-being
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2) Objective knowledge and understanding
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Key virtues we strive for that enable the goals:
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3) Intellectual honesty
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4) Empathy
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This brief summary is no substitute for reading the reference documentation on the HGP website and is intended only as a convenient summary. Please read the website materials to understand the worldview and core values.
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Comments on objective knowledge
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Comments on intellectual honesty
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Comments about empathy
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Comment on "core values"
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Barriers to Intellectual Honesty
Barriers to applying empathy
Discussion of Humanistic policy
Worksheet for Policy Proposals