Readings On Human Nature

Author: Peter Loptson
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551111568
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Readings On Human Nature from the Author: Peter Loptson. This anthology brings together 45 selections by a wide range of philosophers and other thinkers, and provides a representative sampling of the approaches to the study of human nature that have been taken within the western tradition. The selections range in time from the ancient Greeks to the 1990s, and in political orientation from the conservative individualism of Ayn Rand to the liberalism of John Rawls. Classic writings from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries are here (Descartes, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, and so on), but so are a wide range of twentieth-century writings, including a number of feminist voices, the biological theory of Edward O. Wilson, and the cultural materialist theory of Marvin Harris. A substantial selection of Christian views of human nature is a central part of the anthology. The anthology is as notable for its depth as it is for its breadth; an important editorial principle has been to include a variety of substantial selections, thus allowing the reader to engage more readily with some of the complexities of each approach.

The Person

Author: William O. Stephens
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131848115
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The Person from the Author: William O. Stephens. For courses in Introductory Philosophy and Philosophy of Man and Human Nature. The vitally important concept of the "person" is featured in this anthology of readings from the history of Western philosophy. This text which is philosophically more serious yet still reader-friendly, offers a variety of authors and a wide historical scope in the Philosophy of Human Nature market that generally neglects this topic.

The Study Of Human Nature

Author: Leslie Forster Stevenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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The Study Of Human Nature from the Author: Leslie Forster Stevenson.

Theories Of Human Nature Classical And Contemporary Readings

Author: Donald Abel
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780070000506
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Theories Of Human Nature Classical And Contemporary Readings from the Author: Donald Abel. This is an historically organized collection of readings from 15 thinkers, from Plato to the present, including non-western (Mencius) and feminist (de Beauvoir) texts. Helpful editorial features include introductions to each writer, discussion questions, annotated bibliographies, and a general introduction to reading philosophical texts.

Divination And Human Nature

Author: Peter T. Struck
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400881110
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Divination And Human Nature from the Author: Peter T. Struck. Divination and Human Nature casts a new perspective on the rich tradition of ancient divination—the reading of divine signs in oracles, omens, and dreams. Popular attitudes during classical antiquity saw these readings as signs from the gods while modern scholars have treated such beliefs as primitive superstitions. In this book, Peter Struck reveals instead that such phenomena provoked an entirely different accounting from the ancient philosophers. These philosophers produced subtle studies into what was an odd but observable fact—that humans could sometimes have uncanny insights—and their work signifies an early chapter in the cognitive history of intuition. Examining the writings of Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and the Neoplatonists, Struck demonstrates that they all observed how, setting aside the charlatans and swindlers, some people had premonitions defying the typical bounds of rationality. Given the wide differences among these ancient thinkers, Struck notes that they converged on seeing this surplus insight as an artifact of human nature, projections produced under specific conditions by our physiology. For the philosophers, such unexplained insights invited a speculative search for an alternative and more naturalistic system of cognition. Recovering a lost piece of an ancient tradition, Divination and Human Nature illustrates how philosophers of the classical era interpreted the phenomena of divination as a practice closer to intuition and instinct than magic.

On Human Nature

Author: Richard L. Schacht
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780138894948
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On Human Nature from the Author: Richard L. Schacht.

Human Nature A Reader

Author: Joel J. Kupperman
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603848282
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Human Nature A Reader from the Author: Joel J. Kupperman. This anthology provides a set of distinctive, influential views that explore the mysteries of human nature from a variety of perspectives. It can be read on its own, or in conjunction with Joel Kuppermans text, Theories of Human Nature.

Reading Human Nature

Author: Joseph Carroll
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 143843524X
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Reading Human Nature from the Author: Joseph Carroll. Showcases the latest developments in literary Darwinism, a powerful approach that integrates evolutionary social science with literary humanism.