First Published in 1971, Human Values and the Mind of Man examines how value questions have been treated in traditional theories of human nature. It discusses the following topics: theory of mind as seen through the rules of the generation of languages; the implications for human value of automata theory; the nervous system, higher mental processes and human values; value consequences of various positions on the mind-body problem; the implications of self-actualization theory for human value; and specific value problems in the philosophy of mind. The book presents an interdisciplinary dialogue centred around thoughts about man and their implications for human action, decision, and nature of what we call the ‘human mind’. This book is an essential read for philosophers, psychologists, scientists, and humanists.
Table of Contents
Editors’ Preface Part I 1. Parapsychology and Man J. B. Rhine 2. Reism and the Status of Mind in Scientific Psychology B. Richard Bugelski 3. Body, Mind, and Values Ludwig von Bertalanffy 4. Psychoanalysis and Values Joseph Wilder 5. Some Psychological Presuppositions of the Concept of Virtue: A Case in the Relation of Science and Ethics Abraham Edel 6. Freedom and the Meaning of Mind Hermann Wein PART II: 7. Automata, Purpose, and Value Larry Holmes 8. Hegel and Hypnosis: Psychological Science and The Spirit Murray Greene 9. On Free Agents and Causality Herman Tennessen 10. Persons: Private and Public Kenneth E. Haas 11. The Language of Actions Ruth Macklin 12. Ethics and Uniformity James T. King 13. Ethical Relativism and the Concept of Moral Judgement Edward Sayles
Ervin Laszlo and James B. Wilbur