Unique in both scope and organization, this book presents an intriguing yet challenging introduction to the world's great ideas concerning the nature of human nature — with a sampling of different approaches. The selections are drawn from religious writings, academic treatises, nonfiction, fiction, etc. — enabling readers to encounter the great thinkers through their own words. Organizes selections into intellectually coherent topics— Religious/Mythic Views, The Mind, The Social Setting, The Human Animal? — and then subtopics — e.g., The Role of Reason, The Limits of Reason, People Are Basically Nasty, People Are Basically Good, Animals as “Human,” and Vice Versa, Sex and Gender, etc.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Pearson, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: (NOTE:Each chapter concludes with Study Questions and Some Additional Readings) I. RELIGIOUS VIEWS. 1. In the Beginning: Views of Creation and Being. Hindu:Bhagavad Gita.Buddhist:Prajnaparamita Sutra.Taoist: TheTao Te Ching.Judeo-Christian:Old Testament.Christian:New Testament.Muslim:Koran (or Qur'an). 2. Body and Soul. Plato:Phaedo.Augustine:The City of God.Lucretius:On the Nature of Things.Aquinas:Summa TheologicaandSumma Contra Gentiles. II. THE MIND. 3. The Imprint of Experience. Locke:An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.Hume:A Treatise on Human Nature.Kant:Critique of Pure ReasonandCritique of Practical Reason. 4. The Role of Reason. Plato:The Republic and Phaedrus.Aristotle:The Nicomachean Ethics.Smith:The Wealth of Nations.Doyle:A Study in Scarlet. 5. The Limits of Reason. Dostoyevsky:Notes From Underground. Crane:The Black Riders. 6. The Mind/Brain Problem. Descartes:Discourse on the Method, Meditations on First Philosophy, Treatise on Man,andAutomatism of Brutes. La Mettrie:Man a Machine. Crick,The Astonishing Hypothesis. 7. Behaviorism. Watson:Behaviorism.Skinner:Science and Human BehaviorandBeyond Freedom and Dignity. 8. Psychoanalysis. Freud:The Interpretation of Dreams, The Ego and the ID, Totem and Taboo,andCivilization and Its Discontents. III. THE SOCIAL SETTING. 9. People are Basically Bad. Plato:The Republic. Augustine:The City of God.Hobbes:The Leviathan.Kafka:The Bucket Rider. 10. People are Basically Good. Rousseau:Discourse on the Origin of Inequality (The Second Discourse). Kropotkin:Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution. 11. People are Basically a Product of Their Cultures. Durkheim:Rules of Sociological Method. Boas:The Mind of Primitive Man. Kroeber:The Superorganic. 12. Marxist "Man" and Alienation. Marx:Comments on James Mill, The Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844, The Grundrisse,andDas Kapital.Markham:The Man with the Hoe." 13. The Pursuit of Power. Machiavelli:The Prince.Nietzsche:The AntichristandThus Spake Zarathustra. London:The Sea-Wolf. 14. The Existential Imagination. Kiergegaard:Either/Or, Fear and Trembling,andConcluding Unscientific Postscript. Sartre:Existentialism and HumanismandBeing and Nothingness. Camus:The Myth of SisyphusandThe Plague. 15. Sex and Gender. Wollstonecraft:A Vindication of the Rights of Women.Mill:The Subjection of Women.Stanton:Introductin to The Women's Bible.Woolf:A Room of One's Own.Beauvoir:The Second Sex. Gilligan:In a Different Voice. IV. THE HUMAN ANIMA. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0136475876
Book Description Pearson Education, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # PJ-9780136475873
Book Description Prentice Hall. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0136475876
Book Description Pearson. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0136475876
Book Description Pearson, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand new! Please provide a physical shipping address. Bookseller Inventory # 9780136475873
Book Description Pearson. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110136475876