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Robinson, Daniel N. 1937-

Works: 189 works in 711 publications in 6 languages and 21,988 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: BF95, 150.9
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Most widely held works by Daniel N Robinson
An intellectual history of psychology by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

49 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Intellectual History of Psychology, already a classic in its field, is now available in a concise new third edition. It presents psychological ideas as part of a greater web of thinking throughout history about the essentials of human nature, interwoven with ideas from philosophy, science, religion, art, literature, and politics. Daniel N. Robinson demonstrates that from the dawn of rigorous and self-critical inquiry in ancient Greece, reflections about human nature have been inextricably linked to the cultures from which they arose, and each definable historical age has added its own character and tone to this long tradition. An Intellectual History of Psychology not only explores the most significant ideas about human nature from ancient to modern times, but also examines the broader social and scientific contexts in which these concepts were articulated and defended. Robinson treats each epoch, whether ancient Greece or Renaissance Florence or Enlightenment France, in its own terms, revealing the problems that dominated the age and engaged the energies of leading thinkers. Robinson also explores the abiding tension between humanistic and scientific perspectives, assessing the most convincing positions on each side of the debate. Invaluable as a text for students and as a stimulating and insightful overview for scholars and practicing psychologists, this volume can be read either as a history of psychology in both its philosophical and aspiring scientific periods or as a concise history of Western philosophy's concepts of human nature
The wonder of being human : our brain and our mind by John C Eccles( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and German and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of the human consciousness and argues that many scientific theories of human nature denigrate the value of humanity
Wild beasts & idle humours : the insanity defense from antiquity to the present by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does the law regard and define mental incompetence, when faced with the problem of meting out justice? To what extent has the law relied on extra-legal authorities - be they religious or scientific - to frame its own categories of mental incompetence and madness? Wild Beasts and Idle Humours takes us on an illuminating journey through the changing historical landscape of human nature and offers an unprecedented look at the legal conceptions of insanity from the pre-classical Greek world to the present. Although actual trial records are either totally lacking or incomplete until the eighteenth century, there are other sources from which the insanity defenses can be constructed. Daniel Robinson, a distinguished historian of psychology, has pored over centuries of written law, statements by legal commentators, summaries of crimes, and punishments, to glean from these sources an understanding of epochal views of responsibility and competence. From the Greek phrenesis to the Roman notions of furiosus and non compos mentis, from the seventeenth-century witch trials to today's interpretation of mens rea, Robinson takes us through the intricate history of how the insanity defense has been construed as a meeting point of the law and those professions that chart human behavior and conduct, namely, religion, medicine, and psychology. The result is a rare historical account of "insanity" within western civilization. Wild Beasts and Idle Humours will be essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of thinking not merely about legal insanity but also about such core concepts as responsibility, fitness for the rule of law, competence to enter into contracts and covenants, the role of punishments, and the place of experts within the overall juridical context
Historical introduction to modern psychology by Gardner Murphy( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology, in the sense of reflection upon the nature and activities of mind, is a very ancient discipline, one which reached great heights in ancient Greece and has continued (in intimate relation with philosophy) with every phase of European civilization. During the nineteenth century this literary and philosophic psychology underwent profound changes, chiefly as a result of the progress of biology, from which both concepts and methods were freely borrowed. Many of its greatest students began to rely upon experimental and mathematical method, believing that psychology could become a science akin to other biological sciences. It is the purpose of this volume to trace the course of those changes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries which have thus tended to transform psychology and to give it its present character. This text presents a detailed history of modern psychology not limited to the experimental tradition. -- Description from (June 12, 2012.)
Toward a science of human nature : essays on the psychologies of Mill, Hegel, Wundt, and James by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology and law : can justice survive the social sciences? by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of psychology by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enlightened machine; an analytical introduction to neuropsychology by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heredity and achievement; a book of readings by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and Italian and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's psychology by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consciousness and mental life by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent decades, issues that reside at the center of philosophical and psychological inquiry have been absorbed into a scientific framework variously identified as ""brain science, "" ""cognitive science, "" and ""cognitive neuroscience."" Scholars have heralded this development as revolutionary, but a revolution implies an existing method has been overturned in favor of something new. What long-held theories have been abandoned or significantly modified in light of cognitive neuroscience? Consciousness and Mental Life questions our present approach to the study of consci
Praise and blame : moral realism and its application by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should a prize be awarded after a horse race? Should it go to the best rider, the best person, or the one who finishes first? To what extent are bystanders blameworthy when they do nothing to prevent harm? Are there any objective standards of moral responsibility with which to address such perennial questions? In this fluidly written and lively book, Daniel Robinson takes on the prodigious task of setting forth the contours of praise and blame. He does so by mounting an important and provocative new defense of a radical theory of moral realism and offering a critical appraisal of prevailin
The great ideas of philosophy by Daniel N Robinson( Recording )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents sixty lectures by Professor Robinson, tracing the origins of philosophy and its history across the centuries
The mind by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the end of the twentieth century, it might seem that questions about the nature of the mind are best left to scientists rather than philosophers. How could the views of Aristotle or Descartes or Kant possibly contribute anything to our understanding of issues like artificial intelligence or brain imaging, when the relevant neurophysiological facts and principles were completely unknown to them?"
The great ideas of philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Long Debate" on the nature of truth, the scale of real values, the life one should aspire to live, the character of justice, the sources of law, and the terms of civic and political life is encompassed by the name philosophy. Three persistent themes--understood as problems--are knowledge, conduct, and governance, on which there is a storehouse of insights, some so utterly persuasive as to have shaped thought itself. Beginning with Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics, Epicureans, and Scholastic philosophers, through the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and Romanticism to Darwin and Freud, these lectures examine the long history of the discipline in which humanity criticizes its own certainties and weighs the worthiness of its most secure beliefs
Social discourse and moral judgement by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited work presents a unique and authoritative look at morality - its development within the individual, its evolution within society, and its place within the law. The contributors represent some of the foremost authorities in these fields, and the book represents a collection of essays presented at a symposium on social constructivism and morality
Psychology; a study of its origins and principles by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American ideals founding a "Republic of Virtue" by Daniel N Robinson( Recording )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the principles that guided the founding of the United States, the conditions that led to the break with Great Britain, and the creation of such founding documents as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
How is nature possible? : Kant's project in the First critique by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a concise commentary on Kant's aims and arguments in his celebrated "First Critique", within the context of the dominant schools of philosophy of his time. "How is Nature Possible?: Kant's Project in the First Critique" presents a clear and systematic appraisal of what is perhaps the most difficult treatise in the philosophical canon. Daniel N. Robinson situates Kant's undertaking in the "First Critique" within the context of the history of philosophy and as a response to the challenges of scepticism. Kant's central task in the "First Critique" is to tie his metaphysical analysis to the very possibility of nature itself. Where others assumed the validity or the weakness of perception and reason, Kant presents a critical appraisal of both, thereby establishing the very limits of sense and reason as instruments of discovery. Ideal for students at all levels, this fascinating introduction clarifies the aims and significance of Kant's project, locates its place within the history of philosophy and identifies the strengths and weaknesses reasonably attributed to this most significant contribution to the history of philosophical reflection
The American founding : its intellectual and moral framework by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural law, God and dignity / Robert George -- The Jewish and Christian principles of the founders / Michael Novak -- The classical roots of the American founding / Carl Richard -- The universal principles of the American founding / Thomas G. West -- City as teacher / Carroll William Westfall -- The founders' conception of education for civic life / Daniel N. Robinson -- Constitutionalism and its presuppositions / Hadley Arkes
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Wild beasts & idle humours : the insanity defense from antiquity to the present
Alternative Names
Daniel N. Robinson Amerikaans filosoof

Robinson, Daniel

Robinson, Daniel 1937-

Robinson, Daniel N. 1937-

Robinson, Daniel Nicholas 1937-

Деніел Робінсон

Робинсон, Дэниел Н 1937-

ロビンソン, D. N

ロビンソン, ダニエル N.

Wild beasts & idle humours : the insanity defense from antiquity to the presentConsciousness and mental lifePraise and blame : moral realism and its applicationThe mindSocial discourse and moral judgement