David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of the History of Philosophy 47 (3):pp. 474-475 (2009)
We are told in the introduction to this volume that what holds together such an apparently diverse collection of essays under a single rubric is the theme of "human nature." And this is fair enough: themes ranging from Kant's reflections on physiology, to his investigation of the vexed notion of what it is that constitutes a race, to his reflections on philosophy of history, to his lectures on pedagogy all fit reasonably enough under the rubric of "human nature." All point us, that is, toward a clearer understanding of how Kant would have answered the question, "What is a human being?" Yet this straight-laced, somewhat mundane description of this volume's contents belies the quirky, unexpected, and downright strange reflections that can be found therein. Perhaps those familiar with Kant's famous dinner parties would have expected him to say that "[b]odily motions prescribed by a doctor who is not a philosopher weaken the invalid's body, unless they are seasoned with some social amusement and affect the body favorably" . But who would have expected Kant to recommend that "[i]n
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
E. Neni K. Panourgia & George E. Marcus (eds.) (2008). Ethnographica Moralia: Experiments in Interpretive Anthropology. Fordham University Press.
Axel Honneth (1988). Social Action and Human Nature. Cambridge University Press.
Immanuel Kant (2007). Anthropology From a Pragmatic Point of View (1798). In , Problemos. Cambridge University Press. 177-198.
Immanuel Kant (2006). Anthropology From a Pragmatic Point of View. Cambridge University Press.
Immanuel Kant (2007). Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Aim (1784). In , Anthropology, History, and Education. Cambridge University Press.
Immanuel Kant (2007). Conjectural Beginning of Human History (1786). In , Anthropology, History, and Education. Cambridge University Press.
Immanuel Kant (2007). Review of Moscati's Work Of the Corporeal Essential Differences Between the Structure of Animals and Humans (1771). [REVIEW]
Immanuel Kant (2007). Review of J.G. Herder's Ideas for the Philosophy of the History of Humanity. Parts 1 and 2 (1785). In , Anthropology, History, and Education. Cambridge University Press.
Jeanine Grenberg (1999). Anthropology From a Metaphysical Point of View. Journal of the History of Philosophy 37 (1):91-115.
Immanuel Kant (2007). Anthropology, History, and Education. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-07-22
Total downloads4 ( #294,852 of 1,679,406 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #183,757 of 1,679,406 )
How can I increase my downloads?