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John Passmore, The perfectibility of man

Cameron, J. M.

John Passmore, The perfectibility of man

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by Cameron, J. M.

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Published by Canadian Journal of Philosophy in [s.l.] .
Written in English

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  • Passmore, John Arthur.

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    Paginationp. 773-783.
    Number of Pages783
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18563351M

    Beginning with an analytic discussion of the various ways in which perfectibility has been interpreted, Professor Passmore traces its long history from the Greeks to the present day, by way of Christianity, orthodox and heterodox, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, anarchism, utopias, communism, psychoanalysis, and evolutionary theories of man and society.   This question is worth examining on its own merits, but it seems especially appropriate in this setting since John Passmore’s book The Perfectibility of Man () remains the definitive work on the history of ideas : James M. Buchanan.

    Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. The Perfectibility of Man. John Passmore. Published by Duckworth () ISBN ISBN Used. First Edition. The book brought its author immediate recognition, both within the philosophical world and outside. John was always a philosopher in his own right, never just—dare I say 'just'?—a historian of ideas. This is apparent in all of his historical studies, but especially in The Perfectibility of Man, published in This book—he confesses in.

    A good deal of Passmore’s work was in the form of intelligent commentary on other thinkers of his time, but a number of his writings are still relevant to contemporary philosophers. This is certainly true of The Perfectibility of Man () and of the later book Man’s Responsibility for Nature (). The work on the idea of human.   All these as well as unnamed others are instances of what John Passmore, in his book The Perfectibility of Man (), calls ‘perfectibility.’ Each essentially involves, by human effort alone, my fulfilling some standard of perfection (e.g., immaculate perfection: being wholly without flaws or defects) or my making progress (gradual.


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The subject of this work is the question of whether man can attain perfection simpliciter — that is, not merely perfect himself in one or another function or technique, but become perfect. Professor Passmore's method is chiefly critical: he discusses the concept of perfectibility and its evolution from its (Greek) beginnings to the present day, starting with the pre-Aristotelian philosophers.

A reviewer of the original edition in of The Perfectibility of Man well summarizes the scope and significance of this renowned work by one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century: “Beginning with an analytic discussion of the various ways in which perfectibility has been interpreted, Professor Passmore traces its long.

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Passmore, John. The perfectibility of man. Indianapolis, Ind: Liberty Fund. MLA Citation. Passmore, John. The perfectibility of man / John Passmore Liberty Fund Indianapolis, Ind Australian/Harvard Citation.

Passmore, John. The perfectibility of man / John Passmore Liberty Fund Indianapolis, Ind. Wikipedia Citation. ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 26 cm: Contents: Perfection and perfectibility --From olympus to the form of the good --The godlike man: Aristotle to Plontinus --Christianity rejects perfection: the elements --Pelagius and his critics --Perfectibility within christianity: the ascetico-mystical tradition --Perfectibility within christianity.

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