Search Results for "man-is-by-nature-a-political-animal"

Man Is by Nature a Political Animal

Man Is by Nature a Political Animal

Evolution, Biology, and Politics

  • Author: Peter K. Hatemi,Rose McDermott
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226319113
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
  • View: 6715
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In Man Is by Nature a Political Animal, Peter K. Hatemi and Rose McDermott bring together a diverse group of contributors to examine the ways in which evolutionary theory and biological research are increasingly informing analyses of political behavior. Focusing on the theoretical, methodological, and empirical frameworks of a variety of biological approaches to political attitudes and preferences, the authors consider a wide range of topics, including the comparative basis of political behavior, the utility of formal modeling informed by evolutionary theory, the genetic bases of attitudes and behaviors, psychophysiological methods and research, and the wealth of insight generated by recent research on the human brain. Through this approach, the book reveals the biological bases of many previously unexplained variances within the extant models of political behavior. The diversity of methods discussed and variety of issues examined here will make this book of great interest to students and scholars seeking a comprehensive overview of this emerging approach to the study of politics and behavior.

Politics

Politics

Books V and VI

  • Author: Aristotle,David Keyt
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198235361
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 265
  • View: 7218
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Books V and VI of Aristotle's Politics constitute a manual on practical politics. In the fifth book Aristotle examines the causes of faction and constitutional change and suggests remedies for political instability. In the sixth book he offers practical advice to the statesman who wishes to establish, preserve, or reform a democracy or an oligarchy. He discusses many political issues, theoretical and practical, which are still widely debated today--revolution and reform, democracy and tyranny, freedom and equality. David Keyt presents a clear and accurate new translation of these books, together with a commentary which, though primarily philosophical, also supplies a key to Aristotle's many historical references. It is intended to guide readers towards a proper understanding of this classic text in the history of political thought, and does not assumes knowledge of Greek or of ancient history and politics.

On the Parts of Animals

On the Parts of Animals

  • Author: Aristotle
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
  • ISBN: 1531266622
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 245
  • View: 4704
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher who was largely responsible for shaping Western philosophy as it is known today. Aristotle, who was one of Plato’s students and would later tutor Alexander the Great, was also regarded as the world’s first scientist and his many writings are still revered today. This edition of On the Parts of Animals includes a table of contents.

The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle

The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle

  • Author: Aristotle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ethics
  • Page: 393
  • View: 1353
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Works of Aristotle

The Works of Aristotle

  • Author: Aristotle,William David Ross,John Alexander Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 8979
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Political Animal

The Political Animal

Biology, Ethics and Politics

  • Author: Stephen R L Clark,Stephen R.L Clark
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134658605
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
  • View: 6901
DOWNLOAD NOW »
People, as Aristotle said, are political animals. Mainstream political philosophy, however, has largely neglected humankind's animal nature as beings who are naturally equipped, and inclined, to reason and work together, create social bonds and care for their young. Stephen Clark, grounded in biological analysis and traditional ethics, probes into areas ignored in mainstream political theory and argues for the significance of social bonds which bypass or transcend state authority. Understanding the ties that bind us reveals how enormously capable we are in achieving civil order as a species. Stephen Clark advocates that a properly informed political philosophy must take into account the role of women, children, animals, minorities and the domestic virtues at large. Living and comnducting our political lives like the animals we are is a more congenial prospect than is usually supposed.

Putting Humans First

Putting Humans First

Why We are Nature's Favorite

  • Author: Tibor R. Machan
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742533455
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 135
  • View: 9291
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book challenges the notion that humans aren't any more important than, say, ants, and ethics and politics must be adjusted accordingly as not to rank human concerns as primary.

The Social Animal

The Social Animal

The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

  • Author: David Brooks
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN: 0812979370
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
  • View: 6511
DOWNLOAD NOW »
From the influential New York Times columnist and best-selling author of Bobos in Paradise comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed. Reprint. A #1 best-seller.

The Cat that Walked by Himself (illustrated)

The Cat that Walked by Himself (illustrated)

  • Author: Rudyard Kipling
  • Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
  • ISBN: 1635370418
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 25
  • View: 4186
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Originally all the tame animals were wild, but especially the Cat: he walked by himself and all places were alike to him. The Man was wild too until he met the Woman, who chose a Cave for them to live in, lit a fire in it and hung a horsehide over the opening. She cooked a meal of wild ingredients.

Aristotle

Aristotle

The Desire to Understand

  • Author: Jonathan Lear
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107393051
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 6126
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This is a 1988 philosophical introduction to Aristotle, and Professor Lear starts where Aristotle himself starts. The first sentence of the Metaphysics states that all human beings by their nature desire to know. But what is it for us to be animated by this desire in this world? What is it for a creature to have a nature; what is our human nature; what must the world be like to be intelligible; and what must we be like to understand it systematically? Through a consideration of these questions Professor Lear introduces us to the essence of Aristotle's philosophy and guides us through the central Aristotelian texts - selected from the Physics, Metaphysics, Ethics, Politics and from the biological and logical works. The book is written in a direct, lucid style which engages the reader with the themes in an active, participatory manner.

Voter Turnout

Voter Turnout

A Social Theory of Political Participation

  • Author: Meredith Rolfe
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107015413
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 227
  • View: 3265
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Combines positive political theory, social network research and computational modeling, explaining why some people are more likely to vote than others.

Just So Stories for Little Children

Just So Stories for Little Children

  • Author: Rudyard Kipling
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Animals
  • Page: 249
  • View: 9838
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Dis-agreement

Dis-agreement

Politics and Philosophy

  • Author: Jacques Rancière
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9780816628445
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 150
  • View: 708
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"Is there any such thing as political philosophy?" So begins this provocative book by one of the foremost figures in Continental thought. Here, Jacques Ranciere brings a new and highly useful set of terms to the vexed debate about political effectiveness in the face of a new world order. What precisely is at stake in the relationship between "philosophy" and the adjective "political"? In Disagreement, Ranciere explores the apparent contradiction between these terms and reveals the uneasy meaning of their union in the phrase "political philosophy" -- a juncture related to age-old attempts in philosophy to answer Plato's devaluing of politics as a "democratic egalitarian" process. According to Ranciere, the phrase also expresses the paradox of politics itself: the absence of a proper foundation. Politics, he argues, begins when the "demos" (the "excessive" or unrepresented part of society) seeks to disrupt the order of domination and distribution of goods "naturalized" by police and legal institutions. In addition, the notion of "equality" operates as a game of contestation that constantly substitutes litigation for political action and community. This game, Ranciere maintains, operates by a primary logic of "misunderstanding". In turn, political philosophy has always tried to substitute the "politics of truth" for the politics of appearances. Disagreement investigates the various transformations of this regime of "truth" and their effects on practical politics. Ranciere then distinguishes what we mean by "democracy" from the practices of a consensual system in order to unravel the ramifications of the fashionable phrase "the end of politics". His conclusions will be of interest toreaders concerned with political questions from the broadest to the most specific and local.

City of Man

City of Man

Religion and Politics in a New Era

  • Author: Michael Gerson,Peter Wehner
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781575679280
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
  • View: 3917
DOWNLOAD NOW »
An era has ended. The political expression that most galvanized evangelicals during the past quarter-century, the Religious Right, is fading. What's ahead is unclear. Millions of faith-based voters still exist, and they continue to care deeply about hot-button issues like abortion and gay marriage, but the shape of their future political engagement remains to be formed. Into this uncertainty, former White House insiders Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner seek to call evangelicals toward a new kind of political engagement -- a kind that is better both for the church and the country, a kind that cannot be co-opted by either political party, a kind that avoids the historic mistakes of both the Religious Left and the Religious Right. Incisive, bold, and marked equally by pragmatism and idealism, Gerson and Wehner's new book has the potential to chart a new political future not just for values voters, but for the nation as a whole.

The Language Animal

The Language Animal

  • Author: Charles Taylor
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674970276
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 364
  • View: 4672
DOWNLOAD NOW »
From Sources of the Self to A Secular Age, Charles Taylor has shown how we create ways of being, as individuals and as a society. Here, he demonstrates that language is at the center of this generative process. Language does not merely describe; it constitutes meaning, and the shared practice of speech shapes human experience.

The Open

The Open

Man and Animal

  • Author: Giorgio Agamben
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804767068
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 106
  • View: 2910
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In 'The Open', contemporary Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben considers the ways in which the 'human' has been thought of as either a distinct and superior type of animal, or a kind of being that is essentially different from animal altogether.

Dominion

Dominion

The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy

  • Author: Matthew Scully
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1429980435
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 464
  • View: 6517
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." --Genesis 1:24-26 In this crucial passage from the Old Testament, God grants mankind power over animals. But with this privilege comes the grave responsibility to respect life, to treat animals with simple dignity and compassion. Somewhere along the way, something has gone wrong. In Dominion, we witness the annual convention of Safari Club International, an organization whose wealthier members will pay up to $20,000 to hunt an elephant, a lion or another animal, either abroad or in American "safari ranches," where the animals are fenced in pens. We attend the annual International Whaling Commission conference, where the skewed politics of the whaling industry come to light, and the focus is on developing more lethal, but not more merciful, methods of harvesting "living marine resources." And we visit a gargantuan American "factory farm," where animals are treated as mere product and raised in conditions of mass confinement, bred for passivity and bulk, inseminated and fed with machines, kept in tightly confined stalls for the entirety of their lives, and slaughtered in a way that maximizes profits and minimizes decency. Throughout Dominion, Scully counters the hypocritical arguments that attempt to excuse animal abuse: from those who argue that the Bible's message permits mankind to use animals as it pleases, to the hunter's argument that through hunting animal populations are controlled, to the popular and "scientifically proven" notions that animals cannot feel pain, experience no emotions, and are not conscious of their own lives. The result is eye opening, painful and infuriating, insightful and rewarding. Dominion is a plea for human benevolence and mercy, a scathing attack on those who would dismiss animal activists as mere sentimentalists, and a demand for reform from the government down to the individual. Matthew Scully has created a groundbreaking work, a book of lasting power and importance for all of us.

The Righteous Mind

The Righteous Mind

Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

  • Author: Jonathan Haidt
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307455777
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 500
  • View: 6274
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America.

Sapiens

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062316109
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 464
  • View: 7341
DOWNLOAD NOW »
New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

The Hidden Brain

The Hidden Brain

How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

  • Author: Shankar Vedantam
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
  • ISBN: 9781588369390
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
  • View: 6769
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.