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philosophical view concerning human nature that tend to underline current personality thoeries
-- michaelglenn (email@example.com), June 24, 2003
I find very helpful Robert Brodie MacLeod's The Persistent Problems of Psychology (Duquesne University Press, 1975) which has a lengthy chapter on The Classic Doctrines of Man: relativistic, materialistic, idealistic, teleological, and religious. That should give you all the tools you need in order to analyze contemporary personality theories.
-- Hendrika Vande Kemp (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 24, 2003.
You might try Leslie Stevenson's little book, _Seven Theories of Human Nature_. It covers Christianity, Freud, Lorenz, Marx, Sartre, Skinner, and Plato.
-- Christopher Green (email@example.com), June 24, 2003.