DescriptionIdeas of Human Nature (second edition) presents twelve of the most influential Western thinkers on the topic of human nature. Roger Trigg examines the thinkers in their historical context and discusses their relevance to contemporary controversies.
1. Plato c. 429-347 BC.
2. Aristotle 384-322 BC.
3. Aquinas 1225-1274.
4. Hobbes 1588-1679.
5. Locke 1632-1704.
6. Hume 1711-1776.
7. Kant 1724- 804.
8. Darwin 1809-1882.
9. Marx 1818-1883.
10. Nietzsche 1844-1900.
11. Freud 1856-1939.
12. Wittgenstein 1889-1951.
Conclusion to the Second Edition.
‘Trigg’s new edition offers the best introduction available to prominent approaches to human nature. It is lucid, accessible and comprehensive. The book will be highly engaging and instructive for undergraduate students from various disciplines.’ – Paul Moser; Loyola University Chicago
‘The great attractions of Roger Trigg’s book are its interdisciplinary character and its broad historical sweep, giving students a clear sense of both continuity and change in thought about fundamental issues concerning human nature. I don’t know of any other book which rivals it in these respects.’ – E. J. Lowe, University of Durham
* Presents twelve of the most influential western thinkers on the topic of human nature.
* Combines historical context with cotempory relevance
* Discusses monumental theories and phliosophical problems