Naturalism and Philosophical Anthropology: Nature, Life, and the Human between Transcendental and Empirical Perspectives

Naturalism and Philosophical Anthropology: Nature, Life, and the Human between Transcendental and Empirical Perspectives

by Phillip Honenberger (Editor)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137500878
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/09/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Beth Cykowski, University of Oxford, UK Scott Davis, Shandong University, China Phillip Honenberger, Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, US Hans-Peter Krüger, University of Potsdam, Germany Joseph Margolis, Temple University, US Lenny Moss, University of Exeter, UK Vida Pavesich, California State University East Bay and Diablo Valley College, US Sami Pihlström, University of Helsinki, Finland Richard Schacht, University of Illinois, US Sally Wasmuth, Indiana University, US

Table of Contents

Introduction; Phillip Honenberger
1. In Pursuit of Something Essential About Man: Heidegger and Philosophical Anthropology; Beth Cykowski
2. Gehlen, Nietzsche, and the Project of a Philosophical Anthropology; Richard Schacht
3. Hans Blumenberg: Philosophical Anthropology and the Ethics of Consolation; Viva Pavesich
4. Naturalism, Pluralism, and the Human Place in the Worlds; Phillip Honenberger
5. Plessner's Conceptual Investigations of 'Life': Structural Narratology; Scott Davis
6. Gehlen's Philosophical Anthropology: Contemporary Applications in Addiction Research; Sally Wasmuth
7. The Hybrid Hominin: A Renewed Point of Departure for Philosophical Anthropology; Lenny Moss
8. Intentionality and Mentality as Explanans and as Explanandum: On Michael Tomasello's Research Program and Philosophical Anthropology; Hans-Peter Kruger 
9. Biology and Culture; Joseph Margolis
10. The Mortal Self: A Transcendental-Pragmatic Anthropology; Sami Pihlstrom

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