<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Ideas of Human Nature: An Historical Introduction (Trigg (Roger)) - Theo Todman's Book Collection (Book-Paper Abstracts)</title> <link href="../../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../../TT_ICO.png" /> </head> <a name="Top"></a> <BODY> <div id="header"> <HR><H1>Theo Todman's Book Collection (Book-Paper Abstracts)</H1></div> <hr><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><tr><td colspan =2><A HREF = "../BookSummary_1431.htm">Ideas of Human Nature: An Historical Introduction</A></td></tr><tr><td colspan =2><A HREF = "../../../Authors/T/Author_Trigg (Roger).htm">Trigg (Roger)</a></td></tr><tr><td colspan =2>This Page provides (where held) the <b>Abstract</b> of the above <b>Book</b> and those of all the <b>Papers</b> contained in it.</td></tr><tr><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td><td><A HREF = "../BooksToNotes_1431.htm">Notes Citing this Book</A></td></tr></tr></TABLE></CENTER><hr> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>BOOK ABSTRACT: </B><BR><BR><u>Abstracts</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li><b>Philosopher s Index <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_B1431_1">Abstract</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_B1431_1"></A></b><ul type="disc"><li>This book forms an introduction to views about human nature held by some of the most influential thinkers in the western philosophical tradition. </li><li>Chapters are devoted to each of ten thinkers from Plato to Wittgenstein, and including Aristotle, Aquinas, Hobbes, Hume, Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud. </li><li>Each is put in his historical context, and his relevance to modern philosophical debates is shown. </li><li>The aim is to demonstrate how assumptions made about human nature from the basis of how we live and of how society is organized. </li><li>The book is intended to be both a historical introduction and a stimulus to further philosophical thought. </li></ul> </li><li><B>Back Cover Blurb (2nd Edition)</B>:<ul type="disc"><li> <em>Ideas of Human Nature</em> presents twelve of the most influential Western thinkers on the topic of human nature. </li><li>This updated second edition includes new chapters on Locke and Kant and a new conclusion on postmodernism. </li><li>The thinkers are all examined in their historical context and their relevance to contemporary controversies is discussed. </li><li>The issues covered include perennial philosophical problems, such as <BR>& the connection between mind and body; <BR>& <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_978.htm">life after death</A><SUP>2</SUP>; <BR>& the role of reason; <BR>& free will and determinism; <BR>& the relationship between the individual and society; and <BR>& the problem of relativism. </li></ul> </li></ol></FONT><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U> (<a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1431.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: An Historical Introduction</A>")</B><a name="On-Page_Link_B1431_1"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_B1431_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: This applies to the 1st Edition <BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><B>BOOK COMMENT: </B><BR><BR>Blackwell Publishing, Second Edition, 1999</P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7595.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Preface & Introduction</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Preface & Introduction<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7596.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Plato</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 1<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7597.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Aristotle</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 2<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7598.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Aquinas</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 3<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7599.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Hobbes</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 4<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7600.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Locke</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 5<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7601.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Hume</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 6<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7602.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Kant</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 7<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7603.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Darwin</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 8<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7604.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Marx</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 9<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7605.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Nietzsche</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 10<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7606.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Freud</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 11<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7607.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Wittgenstein</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Trigg - Ideas of Human Nature, 1999 (2nd Edition), Chapter 12<BR></P> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><BR>"<B><A HREF = "../../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7608.htm">Trigg (Roger) - Ideas of Human Nature: Conclusion to the Second Edition</A></B>"<BR><BR><B>Source</B>: Trigg - 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