On Justice  Power  and Human Nature
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

On Justice Power and Human Nature


  • Author : Thucydides
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 1603845062


On Justice Power and Human Nature Book Description :

Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides' political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into spare, vigorous English, and situated within a connective narrative framework, Woodruff’s selections will be of special interest to instructors in political theory and Greek civilization. Includes maps, notes, glossary.

On Justice  Power  and Human Nature

On Justice Power and Human Nature


  • Author : Thucydides
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 1993-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603845076


On Justice Power and Human Nature Book Description :

Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides’ political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into spare, vigorous English, and situated within a connective narrative framework, Woodruff’s selections will be of special interest to instructors in political theory and Greek civilization. Includes maps, notes, glossary.

Human Nature  Justice Versus Power

Human Nature Justice Versus Power


  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • Publisher : Souvenir Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780285640832


Human Nature Justice Versus Power Book Description :

In 1971, at a time of enormous political and social change, two of the world's leading intellectuals, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, were invited by the Dutch philosopher Fons Elders to debate the question: is there an 'innate' human nature independent of our experiences and external influences? Their debate was one of the most provocative and original debates to have occurred between contemporary philosophers and serves as a concise introduction to their respective philosophical theories. While the debate began rooted in linguistics and theory of knowledge (the core interests of the two philosophers who are arguably the defining academic minds of the late twentieth-century) it became a much wider discussion, encompassing topics from history and behaviourism to creativity, freedom and the struggle for political justice. This is an intellectually exciting record of a meeting between two important philosophers and it also serves as the best possible introduction to the essential concerns and ideas of contemporary philosophy.

The Chomsky Foucault Debate
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Chomsky Foucault Debate


  • Author : Olympia Vernon
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595586575


The Chomsky Foucault Debate Book Description :

In this historic 1971 debate, two of the twentieth century’s most influential thinkers discuss whether there is such a thing as innate human nature. In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War and at a time of great political and social instability, two of the world’s leading intellectuals, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, were invited by Dutch philosopher Fons Elders to debate an age-old question: Is there such a thing as “innate” human nature independent of our experiences and external influences? The resulting dialogue is one of the most original, provocative, and spontaneous exchanges to have occurred between contemporary philosophers. Above all, their discussion serves as a concise introduction to their two opposing theories. What begins as a philosophical argument rooted in linguistics (Chomsky) and the theory of knowledge (Foucault), soon evolves into a broader discussion encompassing a wide range of topics, from science, history, and behaviorism to creativity, freedom, and the struggle for justice in the realm of politics. In addition to the debate itself, this volume features a newly written introduction by noted Foucault scholar John Rajchman and includes substantial additional texts by Chomsky and Foucault. “[Chomsky is] arguably the most important intellectual alive.” —The New York Times “Foucault . . . leaves no reader untouched or unchanged.” —Edward Said

The Fair Society
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Fair Society


  • Author : Peter Corning
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226116303


The Fair Society Book Description :

We’ve been told, again and again, that life is unfair. But what if we’re wrong simply to resign ourselves to this situation? What if we have the power—and more, the duty—to change society for the better? We do. And our very nature inclines us to do so. That’s the provocative argument Peter Corning makes in The Fair Society. Drawing on the evidence from our evolutionary history and the emergent science of human nature, Corning shows that we have an innate sense of fairness. While these impulses can easily be subverted by greed and demagoguery, they can also be harnessed for good. Corning brings together the latest findings from the behavioral and biological sciences to help us understand how to move beyond the Madoffs and Enrons in our midst in order to lay the foundation for a new social contract—a Biosocial Contract built on a deep understanding of human nature and a commitment to fairness. He then proposes a sweeping set of economic and political reforms based on three principles of fairness—equality, equity, and reciprocity—that together could transform our society and our world. At this crisis point for capitalism, Corning reveals that the proper response to bank bailouts and financial chicanery isn’t to get mad—it’s to get fair.

Leviathan
Score: 3.5
From 191 Ratings

Leviathan


  • Author : Thomas Hobbes
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1676
  • Genre: Political science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : BSB:BSB10007897


Leviathan Book Description :

The Laws of Human Nature
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Laws of Human Nature


  • Author : Robert Greene
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698184541


The Laws of Human Nature Book Description :

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.

Hope and Grief in the Anthropocene

Hope and Grief in the Anthropocene


  • Author : Lesley Head
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317576440


Hope and Grief in the Anthropocene Book Description :

The Anthropocene is a volatile and potentially catastrophic age demanding new ways of thinking about relations between humans and the nonhuman world. This book explores how responses to environmental challenges are hampered by a grief for a pristine and certain past, rather than considering the scale of the necessary socioeconomic change for a 'future' world. Conceptualisations of human-nature relations must recognise both human power and its embeddedness within material relations. Hope is a risky and complex process of possibility that carries painful emotions; it is something to be practised rather than felt. As centralised governmental solutions regarding climate change appear insufficient, intellectual and practical resources can be derived from everyday understandings and practices. Empirical examples from rural and urban contexts and with diverse research participants - indigenous communities, climate scientists, weed managers, suburban householders - help us to consider capacity, vulnerability and hope in new ways.

A Conflict of Visions
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

A Conflict of Visions


  • Author : Thomas Sowell
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2007-06-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465004669


A Conflict of Visions Book Description :

Thomas Sowell's classic analysis of the opposing visions behind today's ethical and ideological disputes Controversies in politics arise from many sources, but the conflicts that endure for generations or centuries show a remarkably consistent pattern. This revised edition of a classic analyzes the centuries-long debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality, and power. It distinguishes between those with the "constrained" vision, which sees human nature as enduring and self-centered, and the "unconstrained" vision, in which human nature is malleable and perfectible. A Conflict of Visions offers a compelling case that these opposing visions are behind the ethical and ideological disputes of yesterday and today.

The Better Angels of Our Nature
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

The Better Angels of Our Nature


  • Author : Steven Pinker
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 2012-09
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 802
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143122012


The Better Angels of Our Nature Book Description :

Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure.