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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Malcolm A Jeeves
|Description:||xi, 337 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||History. How to be human : a historical approach / Felipe Fernández-Armesto --
Human persons and human brains : a historical perspective within the Christian tradition / Fernando Vidal --
Philosophical analyses. Science and the search for a new anthropology / Jürgen Mittelstrass --
The scientific images and the global knowledge of the human being / Evandro Agazzi --
The peculiarly human feature of the aesthetic experience : the teaching of Kant and the challenge of neuroscience / Franco Chiereghin --
Human distinctiveness : clues from science. The emergence of human distinctiveness : the genetic story / Graeme Finlay --
Evolution of homo sapiens / R.J. Berry --
The emergence of human distinctiveness : the story from neuropsychology and evolutionary psychology / Malcolm Jeeves --
The social animal / David G. Myers --
Archaeology and paleoanthropology. What is a human? : archaeological perspectives on the origins of humanness / Alison S. Brooks --
Theological accounts of human distinctiveness : the imago Dei. Humanity : created, restored, transformed, embodied / Joel Green --
Imago Dei and sexual difference : toward an eschatological anthropology / Janet Martin Soskice --
Afterword: On how complementary perspectives produce enriched portraits / Malcolm Jeeves.
|Responsibility:||edited by Malcolm Jeeves.|
"How do the many exciting recent scientific discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics and paleoanthropology challenge and complicate £ but also enrich and illuminate £ the traditional Christian portrait of human nature? In Rethinking Human Nature an international team of scientists, historians, philosophers, and theologians presents both the wisdom of the past and the cutting edge of present and developing scientific research to explore answers to this vital question. Their discussions £ examining our brains, our genes, our ancestors, our societies, and more £ will help us develop a more nuanced and complete understanding of what it really means to be human" -- Amazon.com.
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