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Nature and Man Paperback – October 20, 1983

ISBN-13: 978-0819135902 ISBN-10: 0819135909

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  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: University Press Of America (October 20, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0819135909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0819135902
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,924,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a very wise book. Though Weiss is writing about human nature, he is ever the metaphysician who can bring the broadest of categories to bear on topics such as necessity and freedom, habit, emotion, motivation, spontaneity, pain and self-expression. He leaves no view unexamined, is not afraid to criticize accepted solutions, and is always suggestive. First published a generation ago, this book has weathered well the intervening years. It is amazing how little the contemporary idiom of discourse has changed. Part is due to the timeless character of the questions asked and part to Weiss's time-transcending vision.>> (Jude P. Dougherty)

Nature and Man is the book in which Paul Weiss transformed Whitehead's speculative cosmology into a genuine metaphysical revolution. Its careful distinction between the 'inner' and 'outer' is the key to 20th century pluralism.>>>> (Robert Neville)

Nature and Man is the book in which Paul Weiss transformed Whitehead's speculative cosmology into a genuine metaphysical revolution. Its careful distinction between the 'inner' and 'outer' is the key to 20th century pluralism. (Robert Neville)

This is a very wise book. Though Weiss is writing about human nature, he is ever the metaphysician who can bring the broadest of categories to bear on topics such as necessity and freedom, habit, emotion, motivation, spontaneity, pain and self-expression. He leaves no view unexamined, is not afraid to criticize accepted solutions, and is always suggestive. First published a generation ago, this book has weathered well the intervening years. It is amazing how little the contemporary idiom of discourse has changed. Part is due to the timeless character of the questions asked and part to Weiss's time-transcending vision. (Jude P. Dougherty)

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Paul Weiss is Heffer Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan A. Weiss on September 20, 2008
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A great but currently neglected book by a great philosopher which is important for many reasons, including but not limited to a bold and compelling vision, historical discussions of other major thinkers,ethics, ontology,epistemology, and an highly relevant discussion of biology in general and evolution in particular.
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