Ideas of Human Nature: An Historical Introduction
Trigg (Roger)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

Abstracts

  1. Philosopher’s Index Abstract1
    • This book forms an introduction to views about human nature held by some of the most influential thinkers in the western philosophical tradition.
    • Chapters are devoted to each of ten thinkers from Plato to Wittgenstein, and including Aristotle, Aquinas, Hobbes, Hume, Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud.
    • Each is put in his historical context, and his relevance to modern philosophical debates is shown.
    • The aim is to demonstrate how assumptions made about human nature from the basis of how we live and of how society is organized.
    • The book is intended to be both a historical introduction and a stimulus to further philosophical thought.
  2. Back Cover Blurb (2nd Edition):
    • Ideas of Human Nature presents twelve of the most influential Western thinkers on the topic of human nature.
    • This updated second edition includes new chapters on Locke and Kant and a new conclusion on postmodernism.
    • The thinkers are all examined in their historical context and their relevance to contemporary controversies is discussed.
    • The issues covered include perennial philosophical problems, such as
      … the connection between mind and body;
      … life after death;
      … the role of reason;
      … free will and determinism;
      … the relationship between the individual and society; and
      … the problem of relativism.



In-Page Footnotes ("Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: An Historical Introduction")

Footnote 1: This applies to the 1st Edition


BOOK COMMENT:

Blackwell Publishing, Second Edition, 1999



"Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Preface & Introduction"

Source: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Preface & Introduction



"Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Plato"

Source: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 1



"Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Aristotle"

Source: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 2



"Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Aquinas"

Source: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 3



"Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Hobbes"

Source: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 4



"Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Locke"

Source: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 5



"Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Hume"

Source: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 6



"Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Kant"

Source: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 7



"Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Darwin"

Source: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 8



"Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Marx"

Source: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 9



"Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Nietzsche"

Source: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 10



"Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Freud"

Source: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 11



"Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Wittgenstein"

Source: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 12



"Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Conclusion to the Second Edition"

Source: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Conclusion



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