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Human Perfectibility and the Primacy of Psychology

Fernando Vidal

in The Sciences of the Soul: The Early Modern Origins of Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226855868
eISBN:
9780226855882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226855882.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the primacy of psychology in relation to the idea of human perfectibility. It discusses the role of empirical psychology in the reformulation of “laws” related to perfectibility ... More


Creating the New Man: From Enlightenment Ideals to Socialist Realities

Yinghong Cheng

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830748
eISBN:
9780824870164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830748.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The idea of eliminating undesirable traits from human temperament to create a “new man” has been part of moral and political thinking worldwide for millennia. During the Enlightenment, European ... More


Korean Christianity

Don Baker

in Korean Spirituality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832339
eISBN:
9780824869373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832339.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Christianity in Korea. The religion entered the peninsula and gave Koreans new options for addressing old problems by supplying new answers to people's inability to overcome ... More


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