Dilthey’s Dream (Croatian version)

Dilthey’s Dream (Croatian version)

Essays on human nature and culture

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Authored by: Derek Freeman

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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.

"Knjiga Diltheyev san predstavlja ne samo odličan uvod u mišljenje Dereka Freemana, svojevrsnog enfant terriblea antropologije, nego pruža i njegovu ‘završnu riječ’ o zasigurno jednoj od najvećih kontroverzi antropologije, onoj oko istraživačkog rada slavne Margaret Mead na Samoi, tj. oko njezina bestselera Sazrijevanje na Samoi. Kroz šest stilski dotjeranih ogleda, nastalih u razdoblju od tridesetak godina, i to prvotno za potrebe javnih predavanja, profesor Freeman, integralistički nastrojen mislitelj i erudit, pruža nam u svojim promišljanjima zanimljivo i na trenutke uzbudljivo putovanje kroz neke od važnih tema i problema antropologije, ali i znanosti uopće. Naposljetku, valja naznačiti kako Freeman nije bio samo vrstan teoretičar, nego i izuzetan etnograf, tj. osoba koja je često svoje teze temeljila na izravnom terenskom iskustvu, a što svakako povećava vrijednost ove knjige." Dr. sc. Vanja Borš

Details

ISBN (print):
9789532227505
ISBN (online):
9781760460488
Publication date:
Jul 2016
Note:
Co-published with Jesenski i Turk and Croatian Integral Society
Imprint:
ANU Press
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/DD.07.2016
Disciplines:
Arts & Humanities: Philosophy & Religion; Social Sciences: Anthropology
Countries:
Australia; Pacific: Samoa

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