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  • ISBN 0195179277
  • ISBN13 978-0195179279
  • Language English
  • Author Louis P. Pojman
  • Publisher Oxford University Press; 1 edition (July 21, 2005)
  • Pages 320
  • Formats docx azw lit txt
  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Humanities
  • Size ePub 1313 kb
  • Size Fb2 1898 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 943

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 temporal and spatial constraints--we seek to understand ourselves, both individually and as a species. In Who Are We? Theories of Human Nature, esteemed author Louis P. Pojman seeks to find answers to these questions by exploring major theories in Western philosophy and religion, along with several traditions in Eastern thought. The most comprehensive work of its kind, the volume opens with chapters on the Hebrew/Christian view of human nature and the contrasting classical Greek theories, outlining a dichotomy between faith and reason that loosely frames the rest of the book. The following chapters cover the medieval view, Hindu and Buddhist perspectives, conservative and liberal theories, Kant's Copernican revolution, Schopenhauer's pessimistic idealism, and Karl Marx's theory. Freud's psychoanalytic view, the existentialist perspective, the Darwinian view, and scientific materialism are also discussed. Pojman concludes with a discussion of the question of free will, ultimately asserting that each one of us must decide for ourselves who and what we are, and, based on that answer, how we shall live.

What is our nature? What is this enigma that we call human? Who are we?. Theories of Human Nature, esteemed author Louis P. Pojman seeks to find answers to these questions by exploring major theories in Western philosophy and religion, along with several traditions in Eastern thought. The most comprehensive work of its kind, the volume opens with chapters on the Hebrew/Christian view of human nature and the contrasting classical Greek theories, outlining a dichotomy between faith and reason that loosely frames the rest of the book.

Who Are We?: Theories of Human Nature. Theories of Human Nature: Classical and Contemporary Readings. Twelve Theories of Human Nature. 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.

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Find sources: "Louis Pojman" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (February 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Louis Paul Pojman (April 22, 1935 – October 15, 2005) was an American philosopher and professor, whose name is most recognized as the author of dozens of philosophy texts and anthologies, which continue to be used widely for educational purposes, and more than one-hundred papers, which he read at some sixty universities around the world.

Similar books and articles. Louis Pojman - 1997 - Philosophy 72 (282):549 - 570. Who Are We?: Theories of Human Nature. Louis P. Pojman - 2005 - Oxford University Press. Added to PP index 2010-07-25.

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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 temporal and spatial constraints-we seek to understand ourselves, both individually and as a species. What is our nature? What is this enigma that we call human? Who are we?

In Who Are We? Theories of Human Nature, esteemed author Louis P.

In Who Are We? Theories of Human Nature, esteemed author Louis P. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780739457689 (978-0-7394-5768-9) Hardcover, Oxford University Press, 2005.

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Nikojas
WHO WE ARE provides an interesting overview of many of the popular thoughts on Human Nature. There is a wide range of varying views from a diverse group of people. Much of the book is fairly deep and difficult to comprehend, but such is the case with philosophical thinkers many times. Also, if you are looking for the author to give his definitive opinion, you will have to look elsewhere, as Pojman simply paints a picture of the varying views without tipping his hat as to his own personal beliefs. I believe there could have been a more thorough exploration of the biblical views, too. Overall, it is an informative book from which to learn and from which to grab ahold of for good critical thinking.
Gholbithris
I enjoy this book, it is informational in a way that makes you feel interested in researching farther into the philosophical subjects, people, and ideas it gives. It is fairly easy to read, and great for classes that focus on philosophy.
Rishason
I had to have this book for a class. Philosophy has become interesting to me after reading this book, I wasn't sure at first.
Uthergo
I had to read this book for a philosophy class. The information was just enough regarding well-known religious practices without being overwhelmed with subtle persuasion.
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Arihelm
great book!
Whitesmasher
Came in great condition, I am glad I did not have to spend too much money for my class so thank you
Pojman is thorough and readable, though rather conventional. This book provides a brief though reasonable overview of theories of human nature.