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Preserving the Person

C Stephen Evans

Preserving the Person

C Stephen Evans

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In this work, philosopher C. Stephen Evans takes a look at the human sciences and their contribution to human self-understanding. Evan first presents a basic problem in these sciences today: the attack on the concept of personhood. He reviews the contemporary understanding of mind and brain: Is a person only a thinking machine or a programmed organism? Then he evaluates the impact of Auguste Comte, Sigmund Freud, J.B. Watson, B.F. Skinner and Emile Durkheim on what Evans terms "the loss of the person" in psychology and sociology. Finally, he proposes guidelines for recovering the concept of the person and thus for thinking as a Christian about human nature.
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In this work, philosopher C. Stephen Evans takes a look at the human sciences and their contribution to human self-understanding. Evan first presents a basic problem in these sciences today: the attack on the concept of personhood. He reviews the contemporary understanding of mind and brain: Is a person only a thinking machine or a programmed organism? Then he evaluates the impact of Auguste Comte, Sigmund Freud, J.B. Watson, B.F. Skinner and Emile Durkheim on what Evans terms "the loss of the person" in psychology and sociology. Finally, he proposes guidelines for recovering the concept of the person and thus for thinking as a Christian about human nature.
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The human quest for self-understanding is ancient. It transcends the boundaries between ordinary folk and philosophers and it over- laps with many academic disciplines, including psychology, sociology, philosophy and theology. Actually, the quest is not essentially academic; it is a human quest, pursued by persons in every age. With this in mind, philosopher C. Stephen Evans takes a look at the human sciences and their contribution to this self-understanding. Evans first presents a basic problem in these sciences today: the attack on the concept of personhood. He reviews the contemporary understanding of mind and brain: Is a person only a thinking machine or a programmed organism? Then he evaluates the impact of Auguste Comte, Sigmund Freud, J.B. Watson, B.F. Skinner and Emile Durkheim on what Evans terms ?
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Meet the Author

C Stephen Evans

C. Stephen Evans (Ph.D., Yale University) is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and the Humanities at Baylor University. He previously taught in the philosophy departments at Calvin College, St. Olaf College and Wheaton College.

His publications include Why Believe: Reason and Mystery as Pointers to God(Eerdmans, 1996); The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History (Oxford, 1996); Faith Beyond Reason (Edinburgh University Press, Eerdmans,1998); Pocket Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion and Apologetics (InterVarsity Press, 2002), Philosophy of Religion (InterVarsity Press, 1985/ 2009), and Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Requirements (Oxford, 2004)

Some of his most recent works include Kierkegaard: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2009); and Exploring Kenotic Christology: The Self-Emptying of God

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