Stock Image

Perfectibility of Man

Passmore, John

ISBN 10: 068412968X / ISBN 13: 9780684129686
Published by MacMillan Pub Co
New Condition: New Soft cover
From JR Books (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since June 28, 2005

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

068412968X 1970 Scribners paperback; gh. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1084545

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Perfectibility of Man

Publisher: MacMillan Pub Co

Binding: PERFECT PAPERBACK

Book Condition:New

About this title

Synopsis:

A reviewer of the original edition in 1970 of The Perfectibility of Man well summarizes the scope and significance of this renowned work by one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century: “Beginning with an analytic discussion of the various ways in which perfectibility has been interpreted, Professor Passmore traces its long history from the Greeks to the present day, by way of Christianity, orthodox and heterodox, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, anarchism, utopias, communism, psychoanalysis, and evolutionary theories of man and society. Both in its broad sweep and in countless supporting reflections, it is a journey through spiritual scenery of the most majestic and exhilarating kind.” Thoroughly and elegantly, Passmore explores the history of the idea of perfectibility—manifest in the ideology of perfectibilism—and its consequences, which have invariably been catastrophic for individual liberty and responsibility in private, social, economic, and political life.

John Passmore served for many years as a Professor of Philosophy at Australian National University.

About the Author:

Passmore is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Online sales

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

TBA


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact
you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal