Human nature mythology

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University of Illinois Press, 1994 - Philosophy - 138 pages
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In a work that will find a wide audience among those interested in the history of thought, the author traces an image, of humans as impotent pawns subject to internal and external forces, from a religious traditions epitomized in John Calvin, through the Enlightenment search for a human science, Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic image of human nature, and contemporary social science's tendency to emphasize social structure at the expense of acting persons.

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Contents

Images of Adams Offspring
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Shaftesbury and Mandeville
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A Secular Idea of Providence
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