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作者 Hollis, Martin
書名 Models of man : philosophical thoughts on social action / Martin Hollis
出版項 Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1977
國際標準書號 0521215463
052129181X (pbk.)
9780521291811 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  BD450 H62    在架上    30520020147105
 歐美所圖書館  128 H726 1977    在架上    30500100641490
 人社中心  B63 H742 1977    在架上    30560400001829
說明 vii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-195) and index
1. Two models -- Part I. Plastic Man -- 2. Nature and nurture -- 3. The regularity of the moral world -- Part II. Autonomous Man -- 4. Life's short comedy -- 5. Personal identity and social identity -- 6. Elements of action -- Part III. Other Minds -- 7. The rational and the real -- 8. Ideal understanding -- 9. Envoi: actor and context
All social theorists and philosophers who seek to explain human action have a 'model of man', a metaphysical view of human nature. Some make man a plastic creature of nature and nurture, some present him as the autonomous creator of his social world, some offer a compromise. Each view needs its own theory of scientific knowledge calling for philosophic appraisal and the compromise sets harder puzzles than either. Passive accounts of man, for example, have a robust notion of causal explanation but cannot either find or dispense with a self to apply them to. Active accounts rightly stress an autonomous self, but lack a proper concept of explanation. Martin Hollis takes these tensions and contrasts from the thought of sociologists, economists, and psychologists. He then develops a model of his own - one which seeks to connect personal and social identity through an ambitious theory of rational action and a priori knowledge, proposing a sense in which men can act freely and still be a subject for scientific explanation
主題 Human beings
Social action
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