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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3091: Philosophical Anthropology

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

Readings will be derived from the following texts:

Clive Bromhall, The Eternal Child, 1988

Merlin Donald A Mind so Rare, W.W. Norton 1971.

Merlin Donald, Origins of the Modern Mind, Harvard, 1991

Hubert Dreyfus, Skillful Coping, 2014

Sigmund Freud, An Outline of Psychoanalysis, 1940

Arnold Gehlen, Man, Columbia, 1988

Martin Heidegger, Being And Time, 1927

Johann Gottfried Herder, An Essay on the Origin of Language, 1966 edition

Phillip Honenberger, Naturalism and Philosophical Anthropology, 2016

Axel Honneth & Hans Joas, Social Action and Human Nature, 1988

Sarah Hrdy, Mothers and Others, Belknap 2011

Michael Landmann, Philosophical Anthropology, 1974

The Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty, Cambridge, 2005

Steven Mithen, The Prehistory of the Mind, 1996

Helmuth Plessner, Laughing and Crying, 1970

Joseph Shear (ed) Mind, Reason and Being-in-the-World: The McDowell-Dreyfus Debate, 2013

Jos Verhulst, Developmental Dynamics in Humans and Other Primates, 1999

Michael Tomasello, Why We Cooperate, Boston Review 2009

Dennis Weiss (ed) Interpreting Man, 2002

Frans De Waal, Primates and Philosophers, Princeton 2006

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