Education, Society and Human Nature (RLE Edu K)

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

Author: Anthony O'Hear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136490477

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Intended primarily for education students this book provides an introduction to the philosophy of education that tackles educational problems and at the same time relates them to the mainstream of philosophical analysis. Among the educational topics the book discusses are the aims of education, the two cultures debate, moral education, equality as an ideal and academic elitism. It examines the limitations of a purely technological education, and suggests the shape of a balanced curriculum. It critically analyses important educational theses in the work of Rousseau, Dewey, R S Peters, P H Hirst, F R Leavis, Ronald Dworkin and G H Bantock, among many others, and considers the philosophical copics of relativism, the nature of knowledge, the basis of moral choice, the value of democracy and the status of religious claims.

On Human Nature

An Introduction to Philosophy

Author: Thomas F. Wall

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534624781

Category: Education

Page: 489

View: 790

Enhance your understanding of the theories of human nature with ON HUMAN NATURE: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY! Organized in a historical format that draws from sources including Ancient Asian sources, classical thinkers, medieval thinkers, modern thinkers, and contemporary minds, this philosophy text provides you with an introduction to age-old debate that is as crucial now in our technological and scientific age as it has ever been. Study questions provided for each reading and the book-specific website provide you with the opportunity to practice what you have learned.

Exploring Personhood

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Human Nature

Author: Joseph Torchia, O.P.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742579468

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

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This book explores the metaphysical underpinnings of theories of human nature, personhood, and the self. The coverage of the work is broad in scope, moving from the Pre-Socratics to Postmodernism, critically assessing what transpired during the intervening 2500 year period, with a special focus on the contributions of the Aristotelian/Thomistic tradition of inquiry. The work is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of readers, from beginners to more advanced students.

The Human Condition

An Introduction to Philosophy of Human Nature

Author: Nina Rosenstand

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages


Category: Philosophy

Page: 462

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This insightful new text uses examples from fiction and film to show how theories about human nature can be applied. By linking abstract theory to "real life" through story telling and story analysis, Nina Rosenstand offers a remarkably effective way of helping students understand, interpret, and evaluate our condition. This carefully crafted text will inspire students to keep asking what it is to be human.

Hume's 'A Treatise of Human Nature'

An Introduction

Author: John P. Wright

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521833760

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

View: 9608

Examines the development of Hume's ideas and their relation to eighteenth-century theories of the imagination and passions.

Human Nature After Darwin

A Philosophical Introduction

Author: Janet Radcliffe Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134615825

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 9839

Human Nature After Darwin is an original investigation of the implications of Darwinism for our understanding of ourselves and our situation. It casts new light on current Darwinian controversies, also providing an introduction to philosophical reasoning and a range of philosophical problems. Janet Radcliffe Richards claims that many current battles about Darwinism are based on mistaken assumptions about the implications of the rival views. Her analysis of these implications provides a much-needed guide to the fundamentals of Darwinism and the so-called Darwin wars, as well as providing a set of philosophical techniques relevant to wide areas of moral and political debate. The lucid presentation makes the book an ideal introduction to both philosophy and Darwinism as well as a substantive contribution to topics of intense current controversy. It will be of interest to students of philosophy, science and the social sciences, and critical thinking.


Die großen Fragen der Philosophie

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863120511


Page: 260

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Selected Chapters for Introduction to Philosophy, Riverside Community College

Author: Manuel Velasquez

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780495199335

Category: Philosophy

Page: 745

View: 7972

Offering students an accessible, engaging complete introduction to philosophy, Velasquez combines clear prose and primary sources to provide a meaningful exploration of philosophy that relates to students' self-discovery. Covering a wide range of topics, such as human nature, feminist theory, diversity, and aesthetics, this text is organized to encourage critical thinking and studying through questions and readings that always connect philosophy back to students' personal experiences.

Probleme der Philosophie

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518102077

Category: Knowledge, Theory of

Page: 151

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An Introduction to Ethics

Author: Bernard Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107604761

Category: Philosophy

Page: 113

View: 9554

In Morality Bernard Williams confronts the problems of writing moral philosophy, and offers a stimulating alternative to more systematic accounts which seem nevertheless to have left all the important issues somewhere off the page. Williams explains, analyses and distinguishes a number of key positions, from the purely amoral to notions of subjective or relative morality, testing their coherence before going on to explore the nature of 'goodness' in relation to responsibilities and choice, roles, standards, and human nature. A classic in moral philosophy.

Philosophy of Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 14)

An Introduction

Author: Terence W. Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135170673

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This volume provides an introduction to the philosophy of education, which will enable students meeting the subject for the first time to find their way among the many specialized volumes. It deals in a non-technical way with the more important issues raised in a philosophical approach to education, and gives a clear idea of the scope of the subject. After discussing different theories of the aims of education, whether mechanistic or organic, the author addresses practical issues - for example, about the curriculum, the distinction between education and indoctrination, the role of authority and discipline, and the place of religious and moral teaching. Finally he deals with some important aspects of education and the influence of different political structures on the philosophy of education.

50 Classic Philosophy Books

Author: Golgotha Press

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610425952

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 2967

An anthology of 50 classic philosophy works with an active table of contents to make it easy to quickly find the book you are looking for. Works include: As A Man Thinketh by James Allen The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine Alcibiades I by Plato Alexandria and her Schools by Charles Kingsley An 'Attic' Philosopher by Emile Souvestre An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Taste, and of the Origin of our Ideas of Beauty, etc. by Frances Reynolds An Essay on the Beautiful by Plotinus An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton The Analects of Confucius by James Legge The Analysis of Mind by Bertrand Russell The Ancient East by D. G. Hogarth SUN TZU ON THE ART OF WAR by Sun Tzu The Basis of Morality by Annie Besant Bergson and His Philosophy by J. Alexander Gunn Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura Book of Wise Sayings by W. A. Clouston The Breath of Life by John Burroughs Bushido, the Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobé The Conditions of Existence as Affecting the Perpetuation of Living Beings by Thomas H. Huxley The Complete Angler 1653 by Isaak Walton The Conquest of Fear by Basil King Cosmic Consciousness by Ali Nomad Creative Unity by Rabindranath Tagore The Critique of Practical Reason by Immanuel Kant Death by Maurice Maeterlinck Hints Towards the Formation of a More Comprehensive Theory of Life by Samuel Taylor Coleridge A History of Freedom of Thought by John Bagnell Bury History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy by Isaac Husik The Idea of God in Early Religions by F. B. Jevons Initiation into Philosophy by Emile Faguet Introduction to the Philosophy and Writings of Plato by Thomas Taylor Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard The Law and the Word by Thomas Troward Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes Man And Superman by George Bernard Shaw On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau Pragmatism by William James Principles of Philosophy by Rene Descartes Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Tragic Sense of Life by Miguel de Unamuno What is Property? by P. J. Proudhon Where No Fear Was: A Book About Fear by Arthur Christopher Benson Within You is the Power by Henry Thomas Hamblin Fundamental Principals of the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell The Ethics by Benedict de Spinoza

Human knowledge and human nature

a new introduction to an ancient debate

Author: Peter Carruthers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Philosophy

Page: 199

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Philosophy of the Arts

An Introduction to Aesthetics

Author: Gordon Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134563671

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 401

A new edition of this bestselling introduction to aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Includes new sections on digital music and environmental aesthetics. All other chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated.

An Introduction to Political Philosophy

Ten Essays

Author: Leo Strauss

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814319024

Category: Philosophy

Page: 365

View: 8387

A reissue of the 1975 edition of Strauss' views regarding the nature of political philosophy.

New Philosophy of Human Nature

Neither Known to Nor Attained by the Great Ancient Philosophers, Which Will Improve Human Life and Helath

Author: Oliva Sabuco

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252092317

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 8578

This volume is a critical edition of the 1587 treatise by Oliva Sabuco, New Philosophy of Human Nature, written during the Spanish Inquisition. Puzzled by medicine’s abject failure to find a cure for the plague, Sabuco developed a new theory of human nature as the foundation for her remarkably modern holistic philosophy of medicine. Fifty years before Descartes, Sabuco posited a dualism that accounted for mind/body interaction. She was first among the moderns to argue that the brain--not the heart--controls the body. Her account also anticipates the role of cerebrospinal fluid, the relationship between mental and physical health, and the absorption of nutrients through digestion. This extensively annotated translation features an ample introduction demonstrating the work’s importance to the history of science, philosophy of medicine, and women’s studies.

A Philosophy of the Human Being

Author: Julian A. Davies

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761845164

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

View: 6252

This book is an accessible text that explores what it means to be human. It is designed for an introductory course in Philosophy of the Human Being and contains an abundance of current examples, with embedded quotations from philosophers and selections from contemporary writers following the chapters. The author provides an introduction to philosophy, then discusses the topics of human sociability, intelligence, freedom, duality, individuality and immortality. He concludes by highlighting the contrast between realism and materialism. This systematic approach focuses on issues, with a minimum of metaphysical superstructure and jargon, and provides connections between the readings.

An Introduction to Political Philosophy

Author: Jonathan Wolff

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019929609X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 215

View: 6184

The revised edition of this highly successful text provides a clear and accessible introduction to some of the most important questions of political philosophy. Organized around major issues, Wolff provides the structure that beginners need, while also introducing some distinctive ideas of his own.