Robinson, Daniel N. 1937-
Most widely held works by Daniel N Robinson
An intellectual history of psychology by Daniel N Robinson ( Book )
31 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,310 libraries worldwide
[The author] demonstrates that from the dawn of rigorous and self critical inquiry in ancient Greece, reflections about human nature have been inextricably linked to the cultures from which they arose, and each definable historical age has added its own character and tone to this long tradition. [The book] not only explores the most significant ideas about human nature from ancient to modern times, but also examines the broader social and scientific contexts in which these concepts were articulated and defended. [The author] treats each epoch, whether ancient Greece or Renaissance Florence or Enlightenment France, in its own terms, revealing the problems that dominated the age and engaged the energies of leading thinkers. [He] also explores the abiding tension between humanistic and scientific perspectives, assessing the most convincing positions on each side of the debate... A text for students and [an] overview for scholars and practicing psychologists, this volume can be read either as a history of psychology in both its philosophical and aspiring scientific periods or as a concise history of Western philosophy's concepts of human nature. -Cover.
The wonder of being human : our brain and our mind by John C Eccles ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
Wild beasts & idle humours : the insanity defense from antiquity to the present by Daniel N Robinson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 999 libraries worldwide
How does the law regard and define mental incompetence, when faced with the problem of meting out justice? To what extent has the law relied on extra-legal authorities - be they religious or scientific - to frame its own categories of mental incompetence and madness? Wild Beasts and Idle Humours takes us on an illuminating journey through the changing historical landscape of human nature and offers an unprecedented look at the legal conceptions of insanity from the pre-classical Greek world to the present. Although actual trial records are either totally lacking or incomplete until the eighteenth century, there are other sources from which the insanity defenses can be constructed. Daniel Robinson, a distinguished historian of psychology, has pored over centuries of written law, statements by legal commentators, summaries of crimes, and punishments, to glean from these sources an understanding of epochal views of responsibility and competence. From the Greek phrenesis to the Roman notions of furiosus and non compos mentis, from the seventeenth-century witch trials to today's interpretation of mens rea, Robinson takes us through the intricate history of how the insanity defense has been construed as a meeting point of the law and those professions that chart human behavior and conduct, namely, religion, medicine, and psychology. The result is a rare historical account of "insanity" within western civilization. Wild Beasts and Idle Humours will be essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of thinking not merely about legal insanity but also about such core concepts as responsibility, fitness for the rule of law, competence to enter into contracts and covenants, the role of punishments, and the place of experts within the overall juridical context.
Toward a science of human nature : essays on the psychologies of Mill, Hegel, Wundt, and James by Daniel N Robinson ( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 881 libraries worldwide
Systems of modern psychology : a critical sketch by Daniel N Robinson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 824 libraries worldwide
Psychology and law : can justice survive the social sciences by Daniel N Robinson ( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 718 libraries worldwide
Philosophy of psychology by Daniel N Robinson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 libraries worldwide
The enlightened machine; an analytical introduction to neuropsychology by Daniel N Robinson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
Heredity and achievement; a book of readings by Daniel N Robinson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Aristotle's psychology by Daniel N Robinson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Consciousness and mental life by Daniel N Robinson ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
The great ideas of philosophy ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
The "Long Debate" on the nature of truth, the scale of real values, the life one should aspire to live, the character of justice, the sources of law, and the terms of civic and political life is encompassed by the name philosophy. Three persistent themes--understood as problems--are knowledge, conduct, and governance, on which there is a storehouse of insights, some so utterly persuasive as to have shaped thought itself. Beginning with Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics, Epicureans, and Scholastic philosophers, through the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and Romanticism to Darwin and Freud, these lectures examine the long history of the discipline in which humanity criticizes its own certainties and weighs the worthiness of its most secure beliefs.
Praise and blame : moral realism and its application by Daniel N Robinson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
How should a prize be awarded after a horse race? Should it go to the best rider, the best person, or the one who finishes first? To what extent are bystanders blameworthy when they do nothing to prevent harm? Are there any objective standards of moral responsibility with which to address such perennial questions? In this fluidly written and lively book, Daniel Robinson takes on the prodigious task of setting forth the contours of praise and blame. He does so by mounting an important and provocative new defense of a radical theory of moral realism and offering a critical appraisal of prevailing alternatives such as determinism and behaviorism and of their conceptual shortcomings. The version of moral realism that arises from Robinson's penetrating inquiry--an inquiry steeped in Aristotelian ethics but deeply informed by modern scientific knowledge of human cognition--is independent of cognition and emotion. At the same time, Robinson carefully explores how such human attributes succeed or fail in comprehending real moral properties. Through brilliant analyses of constitutional and moral luck, of biosocial and genetic versions of psychological determinism, and of relativistic-anthropological accounts of variations in moral precepts, he concludes that none of these conceptions accounts either for the nature of moral properties or the basis upon which they could be known. Ultimately, the theory that Robinson develops preserves moral properties even while acknowledging the conditions that undermine the powers of human will.
The great ideas of philosophy by Daniel N Robinson ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Fifty lectures by Daniel N. Robinson tracing the abiding issues of philosophy across the centuries.
The mind ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
The great ideas of psychology by Daniel N Robinson ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Forty-eight lectures on the foundations, methods, and dominant perspectives in psychology.
Social discourse and moral judgement ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Consciousness and its implications by Daniel N Robinson ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Twelve 30-minute lectures by Oxford University Professor Daniel N. Robinson on consciousness from the perspective of the philosopher, the psychologist, the scientist, and the doctor.
American ideals founding a "Republic of Virtue by Daniel N Robinson ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Explores the principles that guided the founding of the United States, the conditions that led to the break with Great Britain, and the creation of such founding documents as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Alterations of personality ; On double consciousness by Alfred Binet ( Book )
4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
American Revolution (1775-1783) Animal intelligence Aristotle Bacon, Francis,--1561-1626 Behavior genetics Brain Cognitive neuroscience Consciousness Darwin, Charles,--1809-1882 Descartes, René,--1596-1650 Discourse analysis Education Educational films Ethics Evidence, Expert Evolution (Biology) Forensic psychology Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich,--1770-1831 Hippocrates History Human biology Human physiology Insanity (Law) Insanity defense Intellect James, William,--1842-1910 Kant, Immanuel,--1724-1804 Knowledge, Theory of Mill, John Stuart,--1806-1873 Mind and body Moral realism Neuropsychology Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm,--1844-1900 Ontology Philosophy Philosophy and religion Philosophy and science Philosophy and social sciences Philosophy of mind Political science Psychology Psychology, Comparative Psychology--Philosophy Psychophysiology Social ethics Social sciences and psychology Theology United States Wittgenstein, Ludwig,--1889-1951 Wundt, Wilhelm Max,--1832-1920
Robinson, Daniel N., 1937-
Robinson, Daniel Nicholas, 1937-
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