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Political anthropology

Author: Helmuth Plessner; Nils F Schott; Heike Delitz; Robert Seyfert; Joachim Fischer
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, [2018]
Series: Northwestern University studies in phenomenology & existential philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considers whether politics - conceived as the struggle for power between groups, nations, and states - belongs to the essence of the human. Helmuth Plessner proposes a genealogy of political life and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helmuth Plessner; Nils F Schott; Heike Delitz; Robert Seyfert; Joachim Fischer
ISBN: 9780810138001 081013800X 9780810138018 0810138018 0810138026 9780810138025
OCLC Number: 1028887200
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: "Originally published in German in 1931 under the title Macht und menschliche Natur. Ein Versuch zur Anthropologie der geschichtlichen Weltansicht."
Description: xxv, 130 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Heike Delitz and Robert Seyfert --
The purpose of this book --
The naturalistic conception of anthropology and its political ambiguity --
The path to political anthropology --
The universal conception of political anthropology with regard to the human as the historical subject of attribution of its world --
Should universal anthropology proceed empirically or a priori? --
Two possible a priori procedures --
The new possibility of combining the a priori and empirical views according to the principle of the human's unfathomability --
Excursus: Dilthey's idea of a philosophy of life --
The principle of unfathomability, or the principle of open questions --
The human as power --
The exposure of the human --
Excursus: Why it is significant for the question of power that the primacy of philosophy or anthropology is undecidable --
The powerlessness and predictability of the human --
The human is tied to a people --
Epilogue. Political anthropology: Plessner's fascinating voice from Weimar / Joachim Fischer.
Series Title: Northwestern University studies in phenomenology & existential philosophy.
Other Titles: Macht und menschliche Natur.
Responsibility: Helmuth Plessner ; translated from the German by Nils F. Schott ; edited and with an introduction by Heike Delitz and Robert Seyfert ; epilogue by Joachim Fischer.

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