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This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 2/12/2004.
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Over three previous editions, Ten Theories of Human Nature has been a remarkably popular introduction to some of the most influential developments in Western and Eastern thought. This thoroughly revised fourth edition features substantial new chapters on Aristotle and on evolutionary theories of human nature; the latter centers on Edward O. Wilson but also outlines the ideas of Emile Durkheim, B. F. Skinner, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Konrad Lorenz, Noam Chomsky, and recent evolutionary psychology. This edition also includes a rewritten introduction that invites readers (even if inclined toward fundamentalism or cultural relativism) to careful, critical thought about human nature; a useful new section that summarizes the history of ideas from the Stoics to the Enlightenment; and a new conclusion that suggests a way to synthesize the various theories.
David L. Haberman is Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Indiana University at Bloomington.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Rival Theories and Critical Assessments||1||(9)|
|Chapter 1 Confucianism: The Way of the Sages||10||(37)|
|Chapter 2 Upanishadic Hinduism: Quest for Ultimate Knowledge|
|Chapter 3 The Bible: Humanity in Relation to God||47||(22)|
|Chapter 4 Plato: The Rule of Reason||69||(18)|
|Chapter 5 Aristotle: The Ideal of Human Fulfillment||87||(32)|
|Chapter 6 Kant: Reasons and Causes, History and Religion||119||(19)|
|Chapter 7 Marx: The Economic Basis of Human Societies||138||(18)|
|Chapter 8 Freud: The Unconscious Basis of Mind||156||(20)|
|Chapter 9 Sartre: Radical Freedom||176||(20)|
|Chapter 10 Darwinian Theories of Human Nature||196||(40)|
|Conclusion: Toward a Synthesis of the Theories?||236||(11)|