The Resource Essays in anthropology : variations on a theme, (ebook)

Essays in anthropology : variations on a theme, (ebook)

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Essays in anthropology : variations on a theme
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Essays in anthropology
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variations on a theme
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eng
Summary
The question of the nature of humanity is one of the most complex of all philosophical and theological inquiries. Where might one look to find a decent answer to this question? Should we turn to an investigation of genetics and DNA for such answers? Should we look to the history of humanity's adaption and evolution? Should we look to humanity's cultural achievements and the form of its social life? In this intriguing and provocative collection of essays, philosopher Robert Spaemann reacts against what he calls scientistic anthropology and ventures to take up afresh the quaestio de homine, the question of man. Spaemann contends that when it comes to the nagging question of what we truly are as human beings, understanding our chemical make-up or evolutionary past simply cannot give us the full picture. Instead, without doing away with the findings of modern evolutionary science, Spaemann offers successive treatments of human nature, human evolution, and human dignity, which paint a full and compelling picture of the meaning of human life. Crucial to any anthropology, he demonstrates, is our future as well as our past. And our relationship to God as well as to our next-door neighbor. All of these themes coalesce in a vital contribution to the question of what it means to be human
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Spaemann, Robert
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233
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non fiction
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  • Theological anthropology
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adult
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Essays in anthropology : variations on a theme, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781621891116
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12326953
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Label
Essays in anthropology : variations on a theme, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781621891116
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12326953
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12326953
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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