Andy Norman


Carnegie Mellon University · Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Andy Norman teaches philosophy and directs the Humanism Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. He’s a dynamic presenter who likes to challenge audiences to think hard about reason and faith, science and spirituality, and the natural foundations of ethics. Andy authored the popular “Brainstormin’” column for the Humanist Network News, and works at understanding how ideologies corrupt moral understanding. His work has appeared in Free InquiryEssays in the Philosophy of Humanism, and dozens of other journals. Also a serial entrepreneur, Andy built an early “thought processor” for strengthening critical thinking skills. He founded and ran a popular Ultimate Frisbee-based character education programs for children. Andy received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife of 20 years, two fascinating kids, and a dog that couldn’t care less about frisbees.

You can learn more about Andy’s work at Carnegie Mellon here.

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Topics: Atheism & Secularism, Humanism
Subtopics: Critical thinking, Ethics & morality, Evolution, History of atheism/secularism, Meaning of life, Science education

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