Modern philosophies of human nature : their emergence from Christian thought  pbk

by Peter Langford


  • 1: Introduction.- The decline of Christianity as the key factor producing altered views of human nature
  • discussion of other views and delimitation of the scope of the coverage..- 2: Unreason and Self-Destruction.- Augustine's pessimistic view of human nature and its influence, particularly on the reformation of the sixteenth century..- 3: Reason and Self-Interest.- The more optimistic view of some scholastic philosophers and its development by metaphysical rationalism, British empiricism and Kant..- 4: The Origins of Modernism.- Origins of the idea of the unconscious and of a philosophy based on consciousness
  • coverage of some writers who directly influenced the writings of Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger and Sartre..- 5: Nietzsche and Jaspers.- Nietzsche's emphasis on the overcoming of lower nature and the ruthlessness of creation
  • his use by Jaspers and others..- 6: Freud and his Followers.- Freud's invention of psychoanalysis, his use of deep interpretation and extension of the stoic attitude
  • his influence on Reich, Marcuse, Fromm and Lacan..- 7: Heidegger and Modern Metaphysics.- Heidegger's use of a metaphysics of consciousness and his neglect of lower nature
  • the extension of his ideas by Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and Baudrillard..- 8: Conclusions.- Against excessive reliance on methodology
  • critique of post-structuralism
  • review of seven issues relating to human nature..

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書名 Modern philosophies of human nature : their emergence from Christian thought
著作者等 Langford, Peter
Langford Peter
シリーズ名 Martinus Nijhoff philosophy library
巻冊次 pbk
出版元 Martinus Nijhoff
刊行年月 1986
ページ数 265 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9024733715
NCID BA00377884
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ