The Resource Two orientations toward human nature, Rony Guldmann

Two orientations toward human nature, Rony Guldmann

Label
Two orientations toward human nature
Title
Two orientations toward human nature
Statement of responsibility
Rony Guldmann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Our culture entertains a schizophrenic attitude towards human nature. On the one hand, egoism is held to be our most powerful motive, playing a crucial cultural role by explaining the appeal of capitalism and providing a foundation for individualism. By contrast much of the continental intellectual tradition speaks of wholeness and alienation, seeing human nature not as self-interested but as herd-like." "Guldmann argues that this schism reflects two diverging conceptions of human agency, and that the attempt to locate human nature somewhere along a continuum between egoism and altruism presupposes a misleading picture of what it is to be a human being. The second, 'continental' tradition is more illuminating because it recognizes that human beings are necessarily committed to some conception of the ultimately significant."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
128
Index
index present
LC call number
BF38
LC item number
.G82 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy
Label
Two orientations toward human nature, Rony Guldmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-225) and index
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Contents
The presumption of egoism -- The ambiguity of egoism -- Egoism's unofficial opposition -- Egoism and heroism -- A phenomenology of heroism -- Heroism and human encounter -- Heroism and individuality
Control code
000040086480
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
231 p.
Isbn
9780754655527
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006004747
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System control number
rm22274492

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