The question of the nature of humanity is one of the most complex of all philosophical and theological inquiries.
Kartonierter Einband Beschreibung Klappentext Description: The question of the nature of humanity is one of the most complex of all philosophical and theological inquiries. Where might one look to find a decent answer to this question?
Should we turn to an investigation of genetics and DNA for such answers? Should we look to the history of humanity's adaption and evolution?
Should we look to humanity's cultural achievements and the form of its social life? In this intriguing and provocative collection of essays, philosopher Robert Spaemann reacts against what he calls "scientistic" anthropology and ventures to take up afresh the quaestio de homine, "the question of man.
Instead, without doing away with the findings of modern evolutionary science, Spaemann offers successive treatments of human nature, human evolution, and human dignity, which paint a full and compelling picture of the meaning of human life.
Crucial to any anthropology, he demonstrates, is our future as well as our past. And our relationship to God as well as to our next-door neighbor. All of these themes coalesce in a vital contribution to the question of what it means to be human. The quartet provides the ideal companion to Spaemann's seminal work on 'Persons' and a timely challenge to the host of reductionist anthropologies that swamp the intellectual scene today.
DeGraaff and Mumford are to be thanked for making this collection available to English speaking readers in a translation that is accurate and elegant at the same time.
Robert Spaemann taught at the universities of Stuttgart, Heidelberg and Munich until Previous translations of his work include Basic Moral ConceptsHappiness and Benevolence and Persons Robert Spaemann's long and distinguished career has gone largely unnoticed by Anglophone philosophers.
True, there has been the odd endorsement from Elizabeth Anscombe, or review by Alasdair MacIntyre; T&T Clark released his seminal Happiness and Benevolence in , and two short works have appeared more recently with American publishers.
In Essays on Anthropology, Spaemann treats the topics of human nature, human dignity, and evolution(ism). In Love & Dignity, he again addresses human nature and dignity, explores the problem of defining death as “brain death,” and reflects upon the nature of love.
Robert Spaemann given way within scientism to the belief in the impotence of human reason, to the belief that we are not in fact what we thought ourselves to . By Robert Spaemann, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 69 pp. Paper, $ Robert Spaemann is considered to be one of Germany’s foremost Catholic philosophers, known for his work in Christian ethics, and increasingly known among American evangelicals for his defense of human dignity against practices such as abortion and euthanasia.
In this intriguing and provocative collection of essays, philosopher Robert Spaemann reacts against what he calls "scientistic" anthropology and ventures to take Price: $ In that book, Spaemann, with good-humoured lucid- ity, outlines an argument (further elaborated in other shorter essays) for a strong account of the uniqueness of .