Human Nature Writ Large

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Download or read book Human Nature Writ Large written by Frederick Creedy and published by . This book was released on 1939 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The mythology of a primitive tribe is thought by its members to supply reasons for certain actions necessary for the tribe's welfare, and the author's principal object in this study is to show that in Western society today we have equally questionable systems of belief, which are not only false but extremely harmful. Therefore, he proceeds to analyze various current institutions, to strip them of their shams and to reveal their real nature. Originally published in 1939. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Human Nature, Election, and History

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105037080269
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Download or read book Human Nature, Election, and History written by Wolfhart Pannenberg and published by Westminster John Knox Press. This book was released on 1977 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Limits of Human Nature

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Publisher : [London] : Allen Lane
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015005187078
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Download or read book The Limits of Human Nature written by Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England) and published by [London] : Allen Lane. This book was released on 1973 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Culture and Human Nature

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ISBN 10 : UCAL:C2939711
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Download or read book Culture and Human Nature written by Matthew Brennis Hallinan and published by . This book was released on 1980 with total page 606 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Nature of Our Humanity

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ISBN 10 : UVA:X030559331
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Download or read book The Nature of Our Humanity written by Paul Jersild and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book addresses a current, frontline issue in the perennial exchange between science and religion. Jersild surveys the contemporary scene in genetic research and the visionary goals of a number of scientists concerning the human future. He focuses on human identity - "Who Are We?" - as the critical question, first addressing our biological origins in light of evolution and presenting a holistic understanding of human nature. He then turns to the world of biotechnology and the tension between human limitations and human potential in light of prospective genetic enhancements. The implications of genetic engineering, the impact of pharmacology, and the human desire for perfection and immortality all enter into a volatile mix of ideas and aspirations concerning the human future. Jersild brings a Christian perspective to these developments in spelling out a responsible stance.

Evolutionary Theory and Human Nature

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ISBN 10 : 9781461515456
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Download or read book Evolutionary Theory and Human Nature written by Ron Vannelli and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Evolutionary Theory and Human Nature is an original, highly theoretical work dealing with the transition from genes to behavior using general principles of evolution, especially those of sexual selection. It seeks to develop a seamless transition from genes to human motivations as bio-electric brain processes (emotional-cognitive processes), to human nature propensities (various constellations of emotional-cognitive forces, desires and fears) to species typical patterns of behavior. This work covers two often antagonistic fields: biology and the social sciences. It should be of strong interest to anthropologists, sociologists, sociobiologists, psychobiologists and psychologists who are interested in the question of human nature influences on social behavior.

Human Nature

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ISBN 10 : 9781429934695
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Download or read book Human Nature written by James Trefil and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2005-05-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A radical approach to the environment which argues that by harnessing the power of science for human benefit, we can have a healthier planet As a prizewinning theoretical physicist and an outspoken advocate for scientific literacy, James Trefil has long been the public's guide to a better understanding of the world. In this provocative book, Trefil looks squarely at our environmental future and finds-contrary to popular wisdom-reason to celebrate. For too long, Trefil argues, humans have treated nature as something separate from themselves-pristine wilderness to be saved or material resources to be exploited. What we need instead is a scientific approach to the environment that embraces the human transformation of nature for our benefit. In Human Nature, Trefil exposes the benefits of genetically modified species, uncovers vital facts about droughts and global warming, and points to examples of environmental management where catering to humans reaps greater rewards than sheltering other species. By taking advantage of explosive advances in the sciences, we can fruitfully manage the planet, if we rise to the challenge. Like Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and Paul Ehrlich's Population Bomb, Human Nature promises to fundamentally alter the way we perceive our relationship to the Earth-but with optimism rather than alarm.

Human/nature

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ISBN 10 : 0826319165
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Download or read book Human/nature written by John P. Herron and published by UNM Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This essay collection explores the concept of human nature and how it influences human perceptions of nature or the environment. Historians and other writers have tended to assume that all humans share specific basic responses to the natural environment. Over time, interpretations of human nature have ranged from rigid biological determinism to subtle and fluid evolutionary ecology. The authors open interpretive doors into how biology, sociobiology, gender, race, culture, society, and other variables shape human discourse on nature and the environment. These essays were first delivered at the New Mexico Environmental Symposium held at the University of New Mexico in April 1996. In addition to the volume editors, contributors are Dan Flores, Virginia Scharff, Vera Norwood, Max Oelschlaeger, William deBuys, and Paul Hirt. Carolyn Merchant and Timothy Moy have penned respectively the foreword and afterword.

To be Or Not to be Human

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105040699329
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Download or read book To be Or Not to be Human written by Ben Freedman and published by . This book was released on 1987 with total page 525 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Human Nature in Modern Economics

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ISBN 10 : 9781000605464
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Download or read book Human Nature in Modern Economics written by Anna Horodecka and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-06-16 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Human Nature in Modern Economics offers a precise definition of the concept of human nature in economics, something that is so far lacking in the theoretical and methodological literature. This book develops tools for the analysis of human nature through the construction of the author’s meta-model – based on anthropological and psychological foundations – allowing for comparisons of anthropological assumptions made in economic theories. The model demonstrates that the normative functions of human nature may affect the economic reality. The chapters argue that the concept of human nature determines our thinking about the economy and economics, including fundamental methodologies, methods and theories. Thus, the differences between various economic schools may result from the different assumptions of these schools about human nature. Those evolving views of human nature proceed to explain the development of both orthodox (mainstream) and heterodox economics. The book marks a significant addition to the literature on the history of economic thought, heterodox economics, economic theory and economic methodology. For students, it is a supplement to standard textbooks as it explains the current state of economics, especially in its heterodox branches. It will allow scholars to discover the importance of what they assume about human nature and how it may influence their research process.

Marxism and Human Nature

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Download or read book Marxism and Human Nature written by Sean Sayers and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Morality and Human Nature

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ISBN 10 : 9780877227359
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Download or read book Morality and Human Nature written by Robert Mcshea and published by Temple University Press. This book was released on 1990-12-06 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Plato asked, "How shall a man live?" In this volume, Robert J. McShea offers an important, serious, and controversial answer to that perennial question. In this inquiry into the origins of human values, the author argues that values are based on emotions rather than on reason. The human ability to recall the past, to imagine future consequences of actions, and to be aware simultaneously of present, past, and probable future feelings form the basis of moral judgments. What is truly valuable to humans is a consequence of their species nature; thus, moral theory is the study of that nature. This is what McShea calls the human nature tradition, from "know thyself": to "the noblest study of man is man." Using ethology (studies of animal behavior), the author seeks to remind the reader of the significance of species being to the understanding of all creatures, and thus of ourselves. In viewing moral values as arising from human nature, McShea challenges a number of influential theories-notably, the belief that values are products of culture. Written out of a growing sense that our society finds itself in a moral and social limbo, Morality and Human Nature aurges that we start afresh and calls us to a continual reassessment of mores and social practices in the light of their adaptability to human feeling.

War, Peace, and Human Nature

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ISBN 10 : 9780199858996
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Download or read book War, Peace, and Human Nature written by Douglas P. Fry and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-04-25 with total page 562 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In War, Peace, and Human Nature, editor Doug Fry brings together leading experts in human behavioral ecology, and evolutionary biology, archeology, anthropology, and primatology to answer fundamental questions about conflict and human nature in an evolutionary context.

Social Psychology and Human Nature

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ISBN 10 : 9780357122891
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Download or read book Social Psychology and Human Nature written by Roy F. Baumeister and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2020-01-01 with total page 832 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You are a member of a social world on a planet that is home to about 8 billion people. This social world is filled with paradox, mystery, suspense and outright absurdity. Explore how social psychology can help you make sense of your own social world with this engaging and accessible book. Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman's SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE, 5th Edition, can help you understand one of the most interesting topics of all -- the sometimes bizarre and baffling but always fascinating diversity of human behavior, and how and why people act the way they do. Thoroughly updated with the latest research, the new edition includes expanded coverage of social media use and loneliness, findings on mimicry, high divorce rates among attractive people, nonbinary gender theory, and prejudice and what may reduce it. After reading this book, you will have a much better understanding of people. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature

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ISBN 10 : 9780198856962
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Download or read book Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature written by David Lloyd Dusenbury and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-08-20 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: David Lloyd Dusenbury provides the first monograph in English on the first Christian anthropology--a text which influenced ideas about human nature in the Byzantine and Islamicate worlds, and in Europe, well into the early modern period.

Images of Human Nature

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ISBN 10 : 9781400859740
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Download or read book Images of Human Nature written by Donald J. Munro and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2014-07-14 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this volume Donald Munro, author of important studies on early and contemporary China, provides a critical analysis of the doctrines of the Sung Neo-Confucian philosopher Chu Hsi (1130-1200). For nearly six centuries Confucian orthodoxy was based on Chu Hsi's commentaries on Confucian classics. These commentaries were the core of the curriculum studied by candidates for the civil service in China until 1905 and provided guidelines both for personal behavior and for official policy. Munro finds the key to the complexities of Chu Hsi's thought in his mode of discourse: the structural images of family, stream of water, mirror, body, plant, and ruler. Furthermore, he discloses the basic framework of Chu Hsi's ethics and the theory of human nature that is provided by these illustrative images. As revealed by Munro, Chu Hsi's thought is polarized between family duty and a broader altruism and between obedience to external authority and self-discovery of moral truth. To understand these tensions moves us toward clarifying the meaning of each idea in the sets. The interplay of these ideas, selectively emphasized over time by later Confucians, is a background for explaining modern Chinese thought. In it, among other things, Confucianism and Marxism-Leninism co-exist. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Ressourcement Theology

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ISBN 10 : 9780567672513
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Download or read book Ressourcement Theology written by Patricia Kelly and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ressourcement Theology: A Sourcebook offers a collection of texts previously unavailable in English from leading Dominicans and Jesuits, who initiated a movement for renewal that contributed to the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. In the last decade, theologians have undertaken a serious reappraisal of the contribution of Ressourcement theology to 20th century theology in the Catholic tradition and beyond. This 'return to Ressourcement' has resulted in many of the principal texts being translated into English and (re-)issued, ensuring their accessibility to scholars across the globe. Despite this, many of the earliest documents relating to the history of Ressourcement theology are unavailable to most English-speaking scholars, as they are largely journal articles and book chapters published in French. Patricia Kelly has selected the most significant texts that so far have been unavailable in English, including the controversial piece by Jean-Marie LeBlond ('The Analogy of Truth') that was condemned in the 1950s by the Vatican, as well as the response to Labourdette's attack on LeBlond, penned anonymously by a group of Jesuits. All of these documents will help students and scholars to engage deeply with the history of the Ressourcement movement and its relevance for the developments of the Catholic tradition.