'Human specialness': the historical dimension & the historicisation of humanity

Price, Peter Xavier (2012) 'Human specialness': the historical dimension & the historicisation of humanity. Cranmore Publications. ISBN 9781907962677

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Abstract

Peter Xavier Price, who is based at the Sussex Centre for Intellectual History, responds to Neil Paul Cummins' 2010 book, 'Is the Human Species Special?: Why human-induced global warming could be in the interests of life'. He seeks to explore and challenge many of the epistemological suppositions undergirding the central ideas of 'Is the Human Species Special?'. Why, the author speculates, does the application of history play such a minor role in considerations of the supposed uniqueness of humanity? Likewise, can mankind's sense of its own historical nature pave the way towards a better informed and responsible future? Questions such as these, amongst many others, form the basis for this short book, in which humanity's eternal struggle to find inherent meaning in its surrounding world - as well as humanity's place within it - is reconsidered.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Depositing User: Peter Xavier Price
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2012 10:01
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2012 10:01
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/37009
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