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  1. From Natural Disability to the Moral Man: Calvinism and the History of Psychology.C. F. Goodey - 2001 - History of the Human Sciences 14 (3):1-29.
    Some humanist theologians within the French Reformed Church in the 17th century developed the notion that a disability of the intellect could exist in nature independently of any moral defect, freeing its possessors from any obligations of natural law. Sharpened by disputes with the church leadership, this notion began to suggest a species-type classification that threatened to override the importance of the boundary between elect and reprobate in the doctrine of predestination. This classification seems to look forward to the natural (...)
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  • The Shifting Concept of the Self.Ian Burkitt - 1994 - History of the Human Sciences 7 (2):7-28.
  • Herder: Culture, Anthropology and the Enlightenment.David Denby - 2005 - History of the Human Sciences 18 (1):55-76.
    The anthropological sensibility has often been seen as growing out of opposition to Enlightenment universalism. Johann Gottfried Herder is often cited as an ancestor of modern cultural relativism, in which cultures exist in the plural. This article argues that Herder’s anthropology, and anthropology generally, are more closely related to Enlightenment thought than is generally considered. Herder certainly attacks Enlightenment abstraction, the arrogance of its Eurocentric historical teleology, and argues the case for a proto-hermeneutical approach which emphasizes embeddedness, horizon, the usefulness (...)
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