Theories of Human Nature by Peter Loptson

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Published by Broadview Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Topics in philosophy,
  • Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,
  • Philosophy (General),
  • Philosophy Of Anthropology,
  • Philosophy,
  • Movements - Humanism

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages262
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8551293M
ISBN 10155111061X
ISBN 109781551110615
OCLC/WorldCa32544977

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and explicate why I believe one to be more superior to the other four. To get down. the five theories of human nature are.

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In the traditional view, the human being is a hybrid being, with a lower, animal nature. What is our nature. What is this enigma that we call human.

Who are we. Since the dawn of human history, people have exhibited wildly contradictory qualities: good and evil, love and hate, strength and weakness, kindness and cruelty, aggressiveness and pacifism, generosity and greed, courage and cowardice.

Experiencing a sense of eternity in our hearts--but at the same time confined to 2/5(1). Some Marxists posit what they deem to be Karl Marx's theory of human nature, which they accord an important place in his critique of capitalism, his conception of communism, and his 'materialist conception of history'.

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The writing is lively and accessible, the philosophy insightful, and the sense of human possibilities conveyed admirable.3/5(1). Human nature is a bundle of characteristics, including ways of thinking, feeling, and acting, which humans are said to have naturally.

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This is clear from the fundamental Aristotelian text on human nature, the De anima, which as it happens was the subject of the fi rst and most careful of Aquinas’s many Aristotelian commentaries. In The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, Steven Pinker maintains that at present there are three competing views of human nature—a Christian theory, a “blank slate” theory (what I call a social constructivist theory), and a Darwinian theory—and that the last of these will triumph in the end.

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Apr 25,  · Our aim here is to discuss the issue of human nature in light of contemporary biology, and then explore how the concept might impact everyday living. The existence of something like a human nature that separates us from the rest of the animal world has often been implied, and sometimes explicitly stated, throughout the history of philosophy.

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Wilson. Each chapter looks at a different theory and offers a concise explanation, assessing the theory’s plausibility without forcing it into a mould. Some chapters deal with. “A very fine book on human nature, both what it is and what philosophers have thought about it—philosophers in an inclusive sense, from Plato and Aristotle to Mengzi and Xunzi, from Hume and Kant to Ibn al-Arabi to Marx and Rousseau and including many others.

To encourage students to think critically for themselves and to underscore the similarities and differences between the many theories, the book examines each one on four points--the nature of the universe, the nature of humanity, the diagnosis of the ills of humanity, and the proposed cure for these problems.

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We spend most of our lives going around believing we are rational, logical beings who make. Apr 08,  · In The Laws of Human Nature, we learn about different theories that inform human behavior.

Greene cites numerous psychologists to make his arguments in each chapter. But to appreciate his style, it is better to overlook the fact that some theories are contradictory.

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Written by Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith, The term ‘human nature’ is much more than a reference to human behaviour; it actually refers to our species’ less-than-ideally-behaved, seemingly-imperfect, even ‘ good and evil ’-afflicted, so-called human condition — as in ‘it’s only human nature for people to be competitive, selfish and aggressive’.

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Theories of development provide a framework for thinking about human growth, development, and learning.

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