9780136475873

Ideas of Human Nature: From the Bhagavad Gita to Sociobiology

Barash, David P.

ISBN 10: 0136475876 / 0-13-647587-6
ISBN 13: 9780136475873
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Softcover
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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.


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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

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