Phenomenological Reviews



Naturalism and philosophical anthropology

Nature, life, and the human between transcendental and empirical perspectives

edited byPhillip Honenberger


What is a human being? Philosophical anthropology has approached this question with unusual sophistication, experimentalism, and subtlety. This volume explores the philosophical anthropologies of Scheler, Gehlen, Plessner, and Blumenberg in terms of their relevance to contemporary theories of nature, naturalism, organic life, and human affairs.

Details | Table of Contents

Hans Blumenberg

philosophical anthropology and the ethics of consolation

Vida Pavesich

Gehlen's philosophical anthropology

contemporary applications in addiction research

Sally Wasmuth

The hybrid hominin

a renewed point of departure for philosophical anthropology

Lenny Moss (University of Exeter)

Intentionality and mentality as explanans and as explanandum

Michael Tomasello's research program from the perspective of philosophical anthropology

Hans-Peter Krüger

The mortal self

toward a transcendental-pragmatic anthropology

Sami Pihlström


Publication details

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place: Basingstoke

Year: 2016

Pages: 258

DOI: 10.1057/9781137500885

ISBN (hardback): 978-1-349-56741-6

ISBN (digital): 978-1-137-50088-5

Full citation:

Honenberger Phillip (2016) Naturalism and philosophical anthropology: Nature, life, and the human between transcendental and empirical perspectives. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.