The Philosophy of Human Nature

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The Philosophy of Human Nature

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  • Are humans unique among animals—and if so, what makes humans human?
  • Is human freedom a delusion?
  • Do people possess paranormal powers?
  • How do the sexes differ?
  • Are personality traits and intelligence inherited?
  • Can we expect to survive bodily death?

Howard Kainz looks for the best available answers to these and other questions, drawing upon classical and recent philosophy as well as the current state of scientific knowledge. His approach is open-minded and adventurous, and yields some surprising insights.

ISBN

9780812696196

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Open Court

City

Chicago

Keywords

Philosophical anthropology, human behavior, philosophy

Disciplines

Philosophy

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Table of Contents

The "Difference" Question

Are There Any Distinctively Human Instincts?

Can Personality Traits and Intelligence Be Inherited?

Are There Any Significant Sex-Related Personality Characteristics?

The Future of Human Evolution

Is Human Nature a Unity or a Duality?

Human Freedom

Human Development

Maturity

The Nature of Love

Philosophy and the Paranormal

Survival After Death

Epilogue: Solutions Fitting Problems

Selected Bibliography

Index

The Philosophy of Human Nature

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