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Readings on human nature

Author: Peter Loptson
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, [1998] ©1998
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This comprehensive textbook anthology, offers substantial selections from a wide range of philosophers and other thinkers, from Plato, Aristotle and Aquinas through to a variety of influential  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Loptson
ISBN: 155111156X 9781551111568
OCLC Number: 1156775934
Description: xi, 564 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ancient and Early Modern Views of Human NaturePlato, RepublicAristotle, Nocomachean Ethics; PoliticsRene Descartes, Principles of PsychologyFrancois de la Rochefoucald, MaximsEarl of Rochester, A Satire Against MankindChristian Views of Human NatureSt. Augustine, Confessions; On Free Choice of the WillSt. Thomas Aquinas, On the Virtues in General; On Free ChoiceMartin Luther, The Freedom of a ChristianJohn Locke, The Reasonableness of Christianity; The Second Treatise of Government; A Letter Concerning TolerationJoseph Butler, Fifteen SermonsImmanuel Kant, Religion within the Limits of Reason AloneDietrich Bonhoeffer, A Testament to FreedomLiberalismImmanuel Kant, An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment?Antoine-Nicolas de Concordet, Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human MindWilhelm Von Humboldt, The Limits of State ActionJ. S. Mill, On LibertyL.T. Hobhouse, LiberalismJohn Rawls, Political LiberalismConservative IndividualismNiccolo Machiavelli, The PrinceThomas Hobbes, The LeviathonJames Boswell, The Life of Dr Johnson; Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, The IdlerSimone Weil, The Need for RootsAyn Rand, For the New IntellectualMichael Oakeshott, Rationalism in PoliticsDialectical Theories of Human NatureJean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of InequalityG.W.F. Hegel, Phenomenology of Mind; Philosophy of RightKarl Marx, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844; Thesis on Feuerbach; The German IdeologyFriedrich Nietzche, On the Geneology of MoralsBiological TheoriesCharles Darwin, The Descent of ManEdward O. Wilson, On Human NatureFreudSigmund Freud, Character and Culture; Civilization and its DiscontentsBehaviorism and Non-Self TheoriesDavid Hume, A Treatise of Human NatureJulien de La Mettrie, Man a MachineJ.B. Watson, The Ways of Behaviorism; BehaviourismMargaret A. Boden, Artificial Intelligence in PsychologyDaniel C. Dennett, Consciousness ExplainedFeminismMary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of WomenSimone de Beauvoir, The Second SexJuliet Mitcell, Psychoanalysis and Feminism; Women: The Longest RevolutionCarol Gilligan, In a Different Voice.Katha Politt, Marooned on Gilligan's Island: Are Women Morally Superior to Men?Some Contrary VoicesJean Paul Sartre, Existentialism and HumanismCamille Paglia, Sexual PersonaeTwentieth-Century Views in Sociology and AnthropologyFerdinand Tonnies, Community and Society.Marvin Harris, Cultural Materialism; Our Kind.Works Cited and Recommended Reading
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