The Resource The perfectibility of human nature in eastern and western thought, Harold Coward

The perfectibility of human nature in eastern and western thought, Harold Coward

Label
The perfectibility of human nature in eastern and western thought
Title
The perfectibility of human nature in eastern and western thought
Statement of responsibility
Harold Coward
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How perfectible is human nature as understood in Eastern and Western philosophy, psychology, and religion? Harold Coward examines some of the very different answers to this question. He poses that in Western thought, including philosophy, psychology, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, human nature is often understood as finite, flawed, and not perfectible - in religion requiring God's grace and the afterlife to reach the goal. By contrast, Eastern thought arising in India frequently sees human nature to be perfectible and presumes that we will be reborn until we realize the goal - the various yoga psychologies, philosophies, and religions of Hinduism and Buddhism being the paths by which one may perfect oneself and realize release from rebirth. Coward uses the striking differences in the assessment of how perfectible human nature is as the comparative focus for this book." --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
128
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BD233
LC item number
.C69 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in religious studies
Label
The perfectibility of human nature in eastern and western thought, Harold Coward
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-214) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The perfectibility of human nature in western thought -- The perfectibility of human nature in western philosophy and psychology -- The perfectibility of human nature in Jewish thought -- The perfectibility of human nature in Christian thought -- The perfectibility of human nature in Islamic thought -- The perfectibility of human nature in eastern thought (arising in India) -- The perfectibility of human nature in Indian philosophy and yoga psychology -- The perfectibility of human nature in Hindu thought -- The perfectibility of human nature in Buddhist thought
Control code
ocn212089566
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 219 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435632110
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27039201
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)212089566
  • pebcs0791473368

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