THE HUMAN PROSPECT:
A Neo-Humanist Perspective
The Institute for Science and Human Values (ISHV) publishes a quarterly journal called The Human Prospect: A
The journal focuses on the
promotion of human values and how to foster those values
throughout society. Moreover, the journal deals with
scientific issues and their impact upon and relationship to
The journal features articles, essays, book reviews,
film reviews, reviews of television programs, etc. There
will also be news about conferences, cruises, seminars, and
other gatherings of interest to skeptics, secularists,
freethinkers, humanists, rationalists, and others.
Contributors will include experts in the
fields of science, philosophy, ethics, education, and other
areas. However, we also invite articles, items, letters to
the editor, and other submissions from our general
Article Submission Guidelines
CHAIRMAN: Paul Kurtz
EDITOR: Norm Allen
MANAGING EDITOR: Jesse Christopherson
J. Beth Ciesielski
Toni Van Pelt
Layout & Cover Design
Norm Allen Jr.
Clinton Bennett, professor of comparative
religion, SUNY New
Paltz and Cambridge University
Ph.D. candidate at the University of New South Wales,
editor of Australian Life Scientist magazine.
James Giordano, Ph.D., Dept. of Biochemistry,
Division of Integrative Physiology and Scholar in
Residence, Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program at
Georgetown University Medical Center. 2011-2012
Fulbright Professor of Neuroscience, Neurotechnology,
and Ethics at the Human Science Center, Ludwig
Maximilians Universität, Munich.
and law at the University of Miami.
George Edwin Burnell Professor of
Studies (Emeritus) at Stanford University.
City University of New York,
Academic Director for the Study of Religion,
of the EdM
program in Science and the Public and
research professor in philosophy,
for Science and Human Values (ISHV) is a non-profit
organization that promotes scientific inquiry and
critical thinking in evaluating claims. It works to
develop values that are naturalistic and humanistic
in character and appropriate to the 21st century.
Religion is often at
the root of society’s ethical
values, and ISHV endeavors to reevaluate them on
rational grounds. It has begun to enlist the
brightest scientists and scholars -- and not just in
the United States but everywhere there are
Humanists. Its members are committed to better
developing the common moral virtues that we share as