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Being Humans : Anthropological Universality and Particularity in Transdisciplinary Perspectives :  Anthropological Universality and Particularity in Transdisciplinary Perspectives - Neil Roughley

Being Humans : Anthropological Universality and Particularity in Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Anthropological Universality and Particularity in Transdisciplinary Perspectives

By: Neil Roughley (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2000
ISBN: 9783110169744
Number Of Pages: 435
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Kant claimed that the principal topics of philosophy all converge on one question: "Was ist der Mensch?" Starting with the main claim that conceptions of the human play a significant structuring role in theory construction, the contributors in this volume investigate the roles that conceptions of the human play both in philosophy and in other human and social sciences. Renowned scholars from various disciplines - philosophy, anthropology, psychology, literary studies - discuss not only the relations between philosophicy and empirical knowledge of the human being. In a rare dialogue between Anglo-Saxon and German humananities, the contributors refer to each other and take up questions of their co-contributors. Thus, controversial, cross-disciplinary debates develop, arise providing new arguments and insights to a question which is methodologically prior to that posed by Kant: How can conceptions of the human be justified?

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On Being Humans. An Introductionp. 1
Conceptualising the Humanp. 23
Anthropological Universality. On the Validity of Generalisations about Human Naturep. 25
"World-Openness" and the Question of Anthropological Universalism. Comments on Justin Stagl's Paperp. 37
A Reply to Neil Roughleyp. 45
Human Nature, Human Variety, Human Freedomp. 47
A Cultural-Historical View of Human Naturep. 64
Human Diversity and Human Nature. The Life and Times of a False Dichotomyp. 81
Contexts of the Humanp. 105
Encountering the Other through Grammarp. 107
A Grammar of Human Life? Comments on Rom Harre's Paperp. 131
A Reply to Thomas Luckmannp. 138
Human Beings and "An Absolute Conception"p. 140
Human Universals and their Implicationsp. 156
Are Women Human?p. 175
Anthropology, Literature and the Aestheticp. 197
Redefining the Human. A Survey of Approaches to Literary Anthropologyp. 199
Approaching Literary Anthropology. Comments on Aleida Assmann's Paperp. 216
A Reply to Gottfried Seebassp. 221
Understanding Homer: Literature, History and Ideal Anthropologyp. 224
The Implications of Human Picture Making: The Articulation of Visual Spacep. 233
Universality and Cultural Particularity in Visual Aestheticsp. 258
Humanity, Morality and Politicsp. 285
Learning to be Naturalp. 287
Emotion, Moral Value and Being Human. Comments on Ronald de Sousa's Paperp. 308
A Reply to Wolfgang Friedlmeierp. 313
Politics and the Unnatural Infirmity of Being Humanp. 317
Rationality, Autonomy and Basic Needsp. 334
Hedgehogs, Foxes, and Persons: Resistance and Moral Creativity in East Germany and South Indiap. 356
Afterword: "Human Nature". A Conceptual Matrixp. 379
Bibliographyp. 391
Notes on Contributorsp. 422
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ISBN: 9783110169744
ISBN-10: 3110169746
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 435
Published: 2000
Publisher: De Gruyter
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.79