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Author Freeman, Derek.

Title Dilthey's dream : essays on human nature and culture / Derek Freeman.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 138 pages)
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Summary With great eloquence, Derek Freeman takes the reader on an intellectual journey through the complexities of philosophical anthropology. Even while the controversial Nature--Nurture debate raged, Freeman contended that the crucial fact that humans had the capacity to make choices was 'both intrinsic to our biology and basic to the very formation of cultures'. Thus the scene was set for his widely publicised criticism of Margaret Mead's book Coming of Age in Samoa. Publishing her research in 1926, Mead concluded that all human behaviour was the result of social conditioning. Freeman refuted this assumption in 1983, urging closer interactions between the biological sciences and cultural studies to bridge the ever-widening chasm threatening all studies of humankind. Dilthey's Dream is an engagingly powerful set of essays depicting the depth of one man's thinking on issues, which consumed a lifetime.
Contents Human nature and culture -- The anthropology of choice -- Paradigms in collision -- 'The question of questions' -- In praise of heresy -- Margaret Mead's Coming of Age in Samoa and Boasian culturism.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-138).
Note Print version record.
Subject Anthropology.
Human behavior.
Nature and nurture.
Social evolution.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Anthropology. (OCoLC)fst00810196
Ethnology. (OCoLC)fst00916106
Human behavior. (OCoLC)fst00962811
Nature and nurture. (OCoLC)fst01034619
Social evolution. (OCoLC)fst01122456
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Australian National University Press.
Other Form: Print version: Freeman, Derek. Dilthey's dream. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2017 9781922144805 (OCoLC)982943195
ISBN 9781922144812 (electronic bk.)
1922144819 (electronic bk.)
1922144819 (ebook)
Standard No. AU@ 000059822132
GBVCP 1008668559

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