Phil Zuckerman Ph.D.

Phil Zuckerman Ph.D., is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College. He is also a regular adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of several books, including What It Means to be Moral (Counterpoint, 2019), Living the Secular Life (Penguin, 2014), Faith No More (Oxford, 2011), and Society Without God (NYU, 2008). He has also edited several books, including Atheism and Secularity (Praeger, 2010) and The Social Theory of W.E.B. Du Bois (Pine Forge, 2004). His books have been translated into Chinese, Farsi, Danish, Italian, Korean, and Turkish. He is also the general editor for Secular Studies series published by NYU. Raised in Pacific Palisades, California, he has lived extensively in Oregon, Denmark, and Israel. He is married, and has three kids.

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The Secular Life

What does it mean to live one's life without religion? What are the benefits and rewards of secular living? Are their any downsides? For those who are not religious themselves -- or for those who simply desire greater understanding about irreligiosity -- this blog will discuss various aspects of secular living, from the sociological and psychological to the philosophical and political. Drawing on my own research -- as well as the research of many others -- various facets of the secular life will be explored, analyzed, and (when warranted) celebrated.

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