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Robinson, Daniel N. 1937-

Works: 189 works in 825 publications in 6 languages and 22,837 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Filmed lectures  Lectures  Documentary films  Instructional films  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: BF81, 150.9
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Most widely held works by Daniel N Robinson
An intellectual history of psychology by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

56 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,852 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
Praise and blame : moral realism and its application by Daniel N Robinson( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,849 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 prevailing alternatives such as determinism and behaviorism and of their conceptual shortcomings. The version of moral realism that arises from Robinson's penetrating inquiry--an inquiry steeped in Aristotelian ethics but deeply informed by modern scientific knowledge of human cognition--is independent of cognition and emotion. At the same time, Robinson carefully explores how such human attributes succeed or fail in comprehending real moral properties. Through brilliant analyses of constitutional and moral luck, of biosocial and genetic versions of psychological determinism, and of relativistic-anthropological accounts of variations in moral precepts, he concludes that none of these conceptions accounts either for the nature of moral properties or the basis upon which they could be known. Ultimately, the theory that Robinson develops preserves moral properties even while acknowledging the conditions that undermine the powers of human will
Consciousness and mental life by Daniel N Robinson( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins with Aristotle and the ancient Greeks and continues through to René Descartes, David Hume, William James, Daniel Dennett, John Searle, Richard Rorty, Hilary Putnam, and Derek Parfit. Approaching the issue from both a philosophical and a psychological perspective, Robinson identifies what makes the study of consciousness so problematic and asks whether cognitive neuroscience can truly reveal the origins of mental events, emotions, and preference, or if these occurrences are better understood by studying the whole person, not just the brain. He corrects many claims made about the success of brain science and provides a valuable historical context for the study of human consciousness. From publisher catalog
The wonder of being human : our brain and our mind by John C Eccles( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and German and held by 1,043 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 )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 993 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
Toward a science of human nature : essays on the psychologies of Mill, Hegel, Wundt, and James by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systems of modern psychology : a critical sketch by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of psychology by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 561 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

The great ideas of philosophy by Daniel N Robinson( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 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
Heredity and achievement; a book of readings by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and Italian and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American founding : its intellectual and moral framework by Daniel N Robinson( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 402 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
The great ideas of philosophy by Daniel N Robinson( Recording )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 380 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Oxford Reader shows that the arguments of philosophers throughout history are a source of essential insights into contemporary questions about the mind. Contributions from thinkers ranging from Plato and Locke to Oliver Sacks and Roger Penrose demonstrate that appreciating the full complexity of debates about consciousness, intelligence, and perception requires attention to fundamental philosophical questions."--Jacket
Social discourse and moral judgement by Daniel N Robinson( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 363 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
A student's guide to psychology by Daniel N Robinson( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ISI Guides to the Major Disciplines are reader-friendly introductions to the most important fields of knowledge in the liberal arts. Written by leading scholars for both students and the general public, they will be appreciated by anyone desiring a reliable and informative tour of important subject matter. Each title offers an historical overview of a particular discipline, explains the central ideas of each subject, and evaluates the works of thinkers whose ideas have shaped our world. They will aid students seeking to make better decisions about their course of study as well as general readers who wish to supplement their education. All who treasure the world of ideas and liberal learning will be motivated by these original and stimulating
The great ideas of philosophy by Daniel N Robinson( Recording )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy is best understood as a "great conversation" held across hundreds of years. All philosophers have the same eternal questions: What is the nature of the world and what can we know about it? What is the best kind of life? How should we govern ourselves and each other? There are no final answers, but some answers are far better than others. These lectures link the concerns of geniuses across centuries with the same fundamental questions, making their debates our own
American ideals : founding a "Republic of Virtue" by Daniel N Robinson( Recording )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 242 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
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Praise and blame : moral realism and its application
Praise and blame : moral realism and its applicationConsciousness and mental lifeWild beasts & idle humours : the insanity defense from antiquity to the presentThe mindSocial discourse and moral judgementA student's guide to psychology
Alternative Names
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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.