Philosophical Anthropology

This text, written by professors of philosophy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and the University of Trieste, examines the nature of the human person, the human condition, and what it means to be truly human.

Author: Jose Angel Lombo

Publisher: Midwest Theological Forum

ISBN: 9781939231871

Category: Religion

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This text, written by professors of philosophy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and the University of Trieste, examines the nature of the human person, the human condition, and what it means to be truly human. Drawing from classical as well as modern philosophy and science, they present a comprehensive and fascinating reflection on human existence, especially characterized by the use of freedom.
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Philosophical Anthropology

This is why, in the view of Paul Ricoeur, we need to develop a philosophical anthropology, one that has a much older history but still offers many untapped resources.

Author: Paul Ricoeur

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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How do human beings become human? This question lies behind the so-called ï¿1⁄2human sciences.ï¿1⁄2 But these disciplines are scattered among many different departments and hold up a cracked mirror to humankind. This is why, in the view of Paul Ricoeur, we need to develop a philosophical anthropology, one that has a much older history but still offers many untapped resources. This appeal to a specifically philosophical approach to questions regarding what it was to be human did not stop Ricoeur from entering into dialogue with other disciplines and approaches, such as psychoanalysis, history, sociology, anthropology, linguistics and the philosophy of language, in order to offer an up-to-date reflection on what he saw as the fundamental issues. For there is clearly not a simple, single answer to the question ï¿1⁄2what is it to be human?ï¿1⁄2 Ricoeur therefore takes up the complexity of this question in terms of the tensions he sees between the ï¿1⁄2voluntaryï¿1⁄2 and the ï¿1⁄2involuntary,ï¿1⁄2 ï¿1⁄2actingï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2suffering,ï¿1⁄2 ï¿1⁄2autonomyï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2vulnerability,ï¿1⁄2 ï¿1⁄2capacityï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2fragility,ï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2identityï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2otherness.ï¿1⁄2 The texts brought together in this volume provide an overall view of the development of Ricoeurï¿1⁄2s philosophical thinking on the question of what it is to be human, from his early 1939 lecture on ï¿1⁄2Attentionï¿1⁄2 to his remarks on receiving the Kluge Prize in 2004, a few months before his death.
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A Philosophical Anthropology of the Cross

In this provocative book, Brian Gregor draws together a hermeneutics of the self—through Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Taylor—and a theology of the cross—through Luther, Kierkegaard, Bonhoeffer, and Jüngel—to envision a ...

Author: Brian Gregor

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253006714

Category: Philosophy

Page: 261

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What does the cross, both as a historical event and a symbol of religious discourse, tell us about human beings? Brian Gregor draws together a hermeneutics of the self—through Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Taylor—and a theology of the cross—through Luther, Kierkegaard, Bonhoeffer, and Jüngel. He offers a bold and original view of what philosophical anthropology might look like if it took the cross seriously instead of breaking it down into competing philosophical concepts.
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Naturalism and Philosophical Anthropology

This volume explores the philosophical anthropologies of Scheler, Gehlen, Plessner, and Blumenberg in terms of their relevance to contemporary theories of nature, naturalism, organic life, and human affairs.

Author: Phillip Honenberger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137500885

Category: Philosophy

Page: 258

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What is a human being? Philosophical anthropology has approached this question with unusual sophistication, experimentalism, and subtlety. This volume explores the philosophical anthropologies of Scheler, Gehlen, Plessner, and Blumenberg in terms of their relevance to contemporary theories of nature, naturalism, organic life, and human affairs.
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Education and Philosophical Anthropology

Philosophical. Anthropology: A. Historical. Survey. Philosophical anthropology
not only began over a hundred years ago, but began within the context of science
itself. Phenomenology grew out of a more general attempt in Europe to develop a
 ...

Author: David Holbrook

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838632750

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Alerts students and teachers in education and the humanities to the area of thought known as Continental or reflective philosophy. This book discusses the various disciplines included in this philosophy that come under the rubric of philosophical anthropology: philosophical biology, psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and branches of postcritical philosophy.
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In Search of a Philosophical Anthropology

From Rational Psychology to Philosophical Anthropology It is only in the
twentieth century that philosophical anthropology has established itself as a
scientific discipline with an identity of its own . In its academic calendar , for
example , the ...

Author: Antoine Vergote

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9061867533

Category: Philosophical anthropology

Page: 287

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Towards a Philosophical Anthropology of Culture

This book explores the question of what it means to be a human being through sustained and original analyses of three important philosophical topics: relativism, skepticism, and naturalism in the social sciences.

Author: Kevin M. Cahill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000348729

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

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This book explores the question of what it means to be a human being through sustained and original analyses of three important philosophical topics: relativism, skepticism, and naturalism in the social sciences. Kevin Cahill’s approach involves an original employment of historical and ethnographic material that is both conceptual and empirical in order to address relevant philosophical issues. Specifically, while Cahill avoids interpretative debates, he develops an approach to philosophical critique based on Cora Diamond’s and James Conant’s work on the early Wittgenstein. This makes possible the use of a concept of culture that avoids the dogmatism that not only typifies traditional metaphysics but also frequently mars arguments from ordinary language or phenomenology. This is especially crucial for the third part of the book, which involves a cultural-historical critique of the ontology of the self in Stanley Cavell’s work on skepticism. In pursuing this strategy, the book also mounts a novel and timely defense of the interpretivist tradition in the philosophy of the social sciences. Towards a Philosophical Anthropology of Culture will be of interest to researchers working on the philosophy of the social sciences, Wittgenstein, and philosophical anthropology.
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Philosophical Anthropology

We have thus established that philosophical anthropology has at its disposition
its own, individual object; and, also, and epistemological instrument adequate for
the study of this object. So, it is permissible to conclude that it has a valid ...

Author: Battista Mondin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014282480

Category: Philosophical anthropology

Page: 279

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Philosophical Anthropology in aiva Siddh nta

1 Some basic questions in philosophical anthropology The question whether
there is indeed a concern in Indian thought of what comes under the theme of “
philosophical anthropology ' is a moot one , especially since it has been said that
the ...

Author: Jayandra Soni

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120806328

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

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Pragmatism and Philosophical Anthropology

One of the few contemporary North - American philosophers explicitly committed
to philosophical anthropology is Charles Taylor , who interestingly sees
philosophy as " a clarification of the conditions of intentionality ” ( cf. Baynes et al .

Author: Sami Pihlstrom

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015045983510

Category: Philosophy

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Pragmatism, the single originally American philosophical tradition, has in recent decades once again become widely discussed in many fields of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and moral philosophy. This study seeks to show, both historically and systematically, that the issue of -human nature, - the main problem of philosophical anthropology, is (or at least should be) at the center of pragmatistic philosophizing. The author formulates a contemporary version of pragmatism largely based on William James's (1842-1910) work, arguing that such a neo-Jamesian framework also can meet postmodernistic and irrationalistic threats."
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An Outline of the Philosophical Anthropology

The question of the usefulness of phenomenology in philosophical anthropology
is connected with the way in which anthropology is understood : whether
philosophy of man is only an extension of general metaphysics or an
autonomous ...

Author: Stanisław Kowalczyk

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000026283154

Category: Philosophy

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What is the nature, origin and destiny of man? These questions are vital not only to the philosophy. This book is an attempt to unite the classic thomistic philosophy with the phenomenological method. The first part of the book contains methodological remarks connected with the transition from the phenomenology to the metaphysics of man. The second part of the paper gives a phenomenological description of man: his corporeity, main attributes and activity - external and internal. The final part of anthropology is the metaphysics of man. Human being is the substantial self, the personal «I», a psycho-somatic reality endowed with mental faculties. The book discusses also the problems of death and immortality, the relation between an individual person and social community.
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Citizen Subject

He—or she, because Balibar is concerned throughout this volume with questions of sexual difference—figures not only the social relation but also the discontent or the uneasiness at the heart of this relation.

Author: Étienne Balibar

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823273621

Category: Philosophy

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What can the universals of political philosophy offer to those who experience "the living paradox of an inegalitarian construction of egalitarian citizenship"? Citizen Subject is the summation of Étienne Balibar’s career-long project to think the necessary and necessarily antagonistic relation between the categories of citizen and subject. In this magnum opus, the question of modernity is framed anew with special attention to the self-enunciation of the subject (in Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, and Derrida), the constitution of the community as “we” (in Hegel, Marx, and Tolstoy), and the aporia of the judgment of self and others (in Foucualt, Freud, Kelsen, and Blanchot). After the “humanist controversy” that preoccupied twentieth-century philosophy, Citizen Subject proposes foundations for philosophical anthropology today, in terms of two contrary movements: the becoming-citizen of the subject and the becoming-subject of the citizen. The citizen-subject who is constituted in the claim to a “right to have rights” (Arendt) cannot exist without an underside that contests and defies it. He—or she, because Balibar is concerned throughout this volume with questions of sexual difference—figures not only the social relation but also the discontent or the uneasiness at the heart of this relation. The human can be instituted only if it betrays itself by upholding “anthropological differences” that impose normality and identity as conditions of belonging to the community. The violence of “civil” bourgeois universality, Balibar argues, is greater (and less legitimate, therefore less stable) than that of theological or cosmological universality. Right is thus founded on insubordination, and emancipation derives its force from otherness. Ultimately, Citizen Subject offers a revolutionary rewriting of the dialectic of universality and differences in the bourgeois epoch, revealing in the relationship between the common and the universal a political gap at the heart of the universal itself.
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Philosophical Anthropology

Philosophical Anthropology An Introduction JEsUs PADILLA GALVEZ If we read
Ludwig Wittgenstein's works and take his scientific formation in mathematical
logic into account, it comes as a surprise that he ever developed a particular
interest ...

Author: Jesús Padilla Gálvez

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110321821

Category: Philosophy

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If we read Ludwig Wittgenstein’s works and take his scientific formation in mathematical logic into account, it comes as a surprise that he ever developed a particular interest in anthropological questions. The following questions immediately arise: What role does anthropology play in Wittgenstein’s work? How do problems concerning mankind as a whole relate to his philosophy? How does his approach relate to philosophical anthropology? How does he view classical issues about Man’s affairs and actions? The aim of this book is to investigate the anthropological questions that Wittgenstein raised in his works. The answers to the questions raised in this introduction may be found on the intersection between forms of life and radical translation from another culture into ours. The book presents an extensive analysis of anthropological issues with emphasis on language and social elements.
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Studies in philosophical anthropology

R45 2005 V.7 Nicholas Rescher NICHOLAS RESCHER COLLECTED PAPERS
Volume VII Studies in Philosophical Anthropology ontos A Nicholas Rescher
Studies in Philosophical Anthropology. verlag 17 . 1817 LIBRARIES. Front Cover.

Author: Nicholas Rescher

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ISBN: UOM:39015064730271

Category: Philosophy, Modern

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Further Studies in Philosophical Anthropology

Epilogue : Philosophical anthropology and the humanities In our education and
through our cultural atmosphere today , it is implicitly conveyed that the scientific
pursuit of truth must cancel out any meanings we try to import . “ Man thus sees ...

Author: David Holbrook

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company

ISBN: UCAL:B4421107

Category: Philosophy

Page: 247

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Mythic Symbolic Language and Philosophical Anthropology

Department of Philosophy, Boston College, USA This book will attempt to
achieve a constructive and positive correlation between mythicsymbolic
language and philosophical anthropology. Itis intendedasa reflection on the
philosophical ...

Author: David M. Rasmussen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401193276

Category: Philosophy

Page: 158

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This book will attempt to achieve a constructive and positive correla tion between mythic-symbolic language and philosophical anthropolo gy. It is intended as a reflection on the philosophical accomplishment of Paul Ricoeur. The term mythic-symbolic language in this context means the language of the multivalent symbol given in the myth with its psychological and poetic counterparts. The term symbol is not con ceived as an abstract sign as it is used in symbolic logic, but rather as a concrete phenomenon - religious, psychological, and poetic. The task inherent in this correlation is monumental when one considers the dual dilemma of problematic and possibility which is at its heart. The prob lematic arises out of the apparent difficulty presented by the so-called challenge of modernity which seems to require the elimination of my thic-symbolic language as an intelligible mode of communication. Mythic-symbolic language is sometimes eliminated because in a world molded by abstract conceptualizations of science, such a language is thought to be unintelligible. The claim is that its "primitive" explana tions have been transcended by our modernity. Others believe that the problem of mythic-symbolic language is the problem of the myth. If the mythic forms of language could be eliminated, the truth of such language could be preserved through its translation into an intelligible mode of discourse. The problematic is heightened further by the relation of consider ations of language to philosophical anthropology. Any consideration of language involves a related view of the nature of man.
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Philosophical Anthropology and Practical Politics

Explains how new discoveries in anthropology might help politicians solve foreign policy matters.

Author: Filmer Stuart Cuckow Northrop

Publisher: New York : Macmillan

ISBN: UOM:39015001677148

Category: Civilization

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Explains how new discoveries in anthropology might help politicians solve foreign policy matters.
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