This second collection of essays for the Societas series by Tom Rubens continues the author's discussion of contemporary issues contained in Progressive Secular Society (Imprint Academic 2008). The present book is divided into three main sections. The first deals with social, ecomic and cultural issues; the second with topics which are essentially philosophical; and the third with themes which are chiefly literary. Throughout, the viewpoint expressed is that of secular humanism.
Tom Rubens holds BA and MA degrees in English, and has taught this subject in further and higher education for most of his working life. In addition to six already published books in philosophy, he has also published a selection of poetry. As well as teaching and writing, he is active in community and political affairs.