Naturalism and Philosophical Anthropology

Nature, Life, and the Human between Transcendental and Empirical Perspectives

Editors: Honenberger, Phillip (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

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

Reviews

“The essays in this volume provide an exciting contribution to the search for an alternative to reductionist forms of naturalism that ignore the intentional-normative stratum, assisting philosophers and natural scientists to make use of and orient themselves to the dynamic tradition of philosophical anthropology.” (Andrew Cooper, Phenomenological Reviews, reviews.ophen.org, April, 2016)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Honenberger, Phillip

    Pages 1-26

  • In Pursuit of Something ‘Essential’ about Man: Heidegger and Philosophical Anthropology

    Cykowski, Beth

    Pages 27-48

  • Gehlen, Nietzsche, and the Project of a Philosophical Anthropology

    Schacht, Richard

    Pages 49-65

  • Hans Blumenberg: Philosophical Anthropology and the Ethics of Consolation

    Pavesich, Vida

    Pages 66-93

  • Naturalism, Pluralism, and the Human Place in the Worlds

    Honenberger, Phillip

    Pages 94-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Naturalism and Philosophical Anthropology
Book Subtitle
Nature, Life, and the Human between Transcendental and Empirical Perspectives
Editors
  • Phillip Honenberger
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50088-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137500885
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50087-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 258
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