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Humanism: An Ethical World View

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Program #17895RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Comfortable walking shoes for the pleasure walks.

Itinerary for Oct 20 — Oct 25, 2013

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Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: The Gray Ghost Inn is a country inn owner operated with a focus on individual service and personal attention.

Contact info:
290 Route 100
West Dover, VT 05356 USA
phone: 800-745-3615 xor8024642474
web: www.grayghostinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms have private bath and moderate furnishings.

Facility amenities: Several decks an porches for participants to enjoy as well as an outdoor hot tub and swimming pool. The Inn also features a large game room with a pool table and ping pong along with other entertainment. There is free Wi-Fi through out the Inn.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $69 single $98 double
Rate includes full breakfast cooked to order served with a smile.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 20 - Welcome To The Program
Arrive To: First floor reception area

Dinner: Plated dinner in main dining room. Meet your fellow attendees.

Evening: Orientation will take place in main dining room.

Lodging: The Gray Ghost Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: The Gray Ghost Inn is a country inn owner operated with a focus on individual service and personal attention.

Contact info:
290 Route 100
West Dover, VT 05356 USA
phone: 800-745-3615 xor8024642474
web: www.grayghostinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms have private bath and moderate furnishings.

Facility amenities: Several decks an porches for participants to enjoy as well as an outdoor hot tub and swimming pool. The Inn also features a large game room with a pool table and ping pong along with other entertainment. There is free Wi-Fi through out the Inn.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $69 single $98 double
Rate includes full breakfast cooked to order served with a smile.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 21 - Introduction To Humanism
Breakfast: Breakfast is cooked to order for that personal touch, served in the main dining room.

Morning: The History of Humanism (2 hrs) Classical Greece, the Renaissance, Enlightenment, to modern day.

Lunch: A light plated lunch will be provided in the restaurant dining room.

Afternoon: Humanist Philosophy and the Spectrum of Humanist Thought (2 hrs) Definitions of humanism and the perspective of various humanist groups

Dinner: Dinner is served in the main dining room of the the Inn. This will be a plated dinner with selections made from the first night.

Evening: This evening will be filled with discussion of today's topics and introduction to further readings and discussion of material available.

Lodging: The Gray Ghost Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: The Gray Ghost Inn is a country inn owner operated with a focus on individual service and personal attention.

Contact info:
290 Route 100
West Dover, VT 05356 USA
phone: 800-745-3615 xor8024642474
web: www.grayghostinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms have private bath and moderate furnishings.

Facility amenities: Several decks an porches for participants to enjoy as well as an outdoor hot tub and swimming pool. The Inn also features a large game room with a pool table and ping pong along with other entertainment. There is free Wi-Fi through out the Inn.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $69 single $98 double
Rate includes full breakfast cooked to order served with a smile.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 22 - The Four Horsemen, Modern Freethinkers
Breakfast: Breakfast is cooked to order for that personal touch, served in the main dining room.

Morning: The Four Horseman – Dawkins, Dennet, Harris, Hitchens. The new spokespersons for secularism. Brief coffee break during this presentation.

Lunch: Served in restaurant dining room on same floor

Afternoon: Ethics and Moral Development (2hrs) Being human and understanding how we develop morals and values as well as evaluating ethical theories and looking at the roots of religion in human behavior.

Dinner: Served in main dining room

Evening: After dinner a recap of the days exciting material. Inn-house entertainment provided by Jay McMahon, Magical Entertainment soliciting viewers participation.

Lodging: The Gray Ghost Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: The Gray Ghost Inn is a country inn owner operated with a focus on individual service and personal attention.

Contact info:
290 Route 100
West Dover, VT 05356 USA
phone: 800-745-3615 xor8024642474
web: www.grayghostinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms have private bath and moderate furnishings.

Facility amenities: Several decks an porches for participants to enjoy as well as an outdoor hot tub and swimming pool. The Inn also features a large game room with a pool table and ping pong along with other entertainment. There is free Wi-Fi through out the Inn.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $69 single $98 double
Rate includes full breakfast cooked to order served with a smile.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 23 - Critical Thinking And Science of Humanism.
Breakfast: Breakfast is cooked to order for that personal touch, served in the main dining room.

Morning: Humanist Tools and Methods - Critical Thinking (2hrs) How do you know you know? Reason, logic, truth, facts, reality, and their use and abuse.

Lunch: Served in the restaurant on the same level

Lunch: Humanist Tools and Methods - Science (2hrs) Historical and conceptual interrelations of science, religion and humanism, scientific methods, science and technology of the inanimate and living worlds, and understanding observation, description, classification and explanation

Dinner: Previously made dinner choices served.

Evening: Recapping the experiences of the day and looking at how your environment is affected. Guided evening stroll to the base of Mount Snow with emphasis on nature scenery.

Lodging: The Gray Ghost Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: The Gray Ghost Inn is a country inn owner operated with a focus on individual service and personal attention.

Contact info:
290 Route 100
West Dover, VT 05356 USA
phone: 800-745-3615 xor8024642474
web: www.grayghostinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms have private bath and moderate furnishings.

Facility amenities: Several decks an porches for participants to enjoy as well as an outdoor hot tub and swimming pool. The Inn also features a large game room with a pool table and ping pong along with other entertainment. There is free Wi-Fi through out the Inn.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $69 single $98 double
Rate includes full breakfast cooked to order served with a smile.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 24 - Humanist Tools And Their Application to Contempor...
Breakfast: Breakfast is cooked to order for that personal touch, served in the main dining room.

Morning: Humanist Tools and Methods Aesthetics (2hrs) Creativity and being human, acknowledging our emotional lives, aesthetic experience as a major vehicle for enhancing life, and the arts as protest, transformation and transcendence.

Lunch: Served in the main dining room.

Afternoon: Applying Humanism to Contemporary Issues (2hrs) Social, economic and political issues seen through a humanist lens. Examining threats to our civil liberties and religious freedom, looking at feminism, racism, postmodernism and ethnic bias, searching for ways to have just economic and effective politics, and working on how to solve environmental and global issues.

Dinner: Served in main dining room

Evening: Further reading discussed and introduction to other authors, as well as a fresh air walk for those who that desire.

Lodging: The Gray Ghost Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 25 - Reason And Accountability, The Way To Live.
Breakfast: Served in main dining room

Morning: Thank you and farewell. "Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?" Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

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