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Author Baofu, Peter.
Title The future of post-human personality : a preface to a new theory of normality and abnormality / Peter Baofu.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge International Science Pub., [2010]

Author Baofu, Peter.
Subject Personality -- Philosophy.
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 444 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-408) and index.
Summary This book takes up the difficult challenge to provide an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of personality, especially in relation to normal and abnormal characters-while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other).
Contents Part One: Introduction; Part Two: ormality; Part Three: Abnormality; Part Four: Conclusion; TABLES; FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; PART ONE Introduction; CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION-THE PERPLEXITY OF PERSONALITY; The Political Correctness of a Fascinating Idea; Different Definitions of Normality and Abnormality; Different Definitions of Normality; Different Definitions of Abnormality; The Varieties of Normal and Abnormal Characters; The Varieties of Normal Characters; The Varieties of Abnormal Characters; The Theoretical Debate; The Mental Argument; The Natural Argument.
The Social ArgumentThe Cultural Argument; The Contrarian Argument; The Contrarian Theory of Personality; Theory and Meta-Theory; A Unified Theory of Everything; The Logic of Existential Dialectics; The Conception of Existential Dialectics (or Its Ontics); The Syntax of Existential Dialectics (or Its Ontomethodology and Ontologic); The Semantics of Existential Dialectics (or Its Ontosemantics); The Pragmatics of Existential Dialectics (or ItsOntopragmatics); Sophisticated Methodological Holism; Chapter Outline; Some Clarifications; In Conversation with My Previous Books.
Case Studies and ExamplesDetailed Analysis versus Overall Synthesis; Two Distinctive Features of Using Quotations; The Use of Neologisms; PART TWO. Normality; CHAPTER 2 NORMALITY AND ITS DOUBLE SIDES; The Convenience of Normality; Normality and the Mind; Normality, and the Social Psychology of Conformity; Normality, and the Biopsychology of Conformity; Normality and nature; Normality, and the Stoic Conformity with the Universe; Normality, and the Implications of Animal Conformity; Normality and Society; Normality, and the Politics of Thought Reform.
Conformity, and the Sociopolitics of HeteronormativityNormality and Culture; Normality, and Cultural Assimilation; The Mediocrity of Normality; PART THREE Abnormality; CHAPTER 3 ABNORMALITY AND ITS DUAL FACES; The Functionality of Abnormality; Abnormality and the Mind; Abormality, and the Discourse on Mental Disability; Abnormality, and the Controversy about Mental Disorders; Abnormality and Nature; Abnormality, and the Chemicals in Psychiatric Medication; Abnormality, and the Disharmony with the Cosmos; Abnormality and Society; Abnormality, and the Social Structure of Suicide.
Abnormality, and the Institution of Involuntary CommitmentAbnormality and Culture; Abnormality, and the Variation of Cultural Traditions; The Dysfunctionality of Normality; PART FOUR Conclusion; CHAPTER 4. CONCLUSION -THE FUTURE OF PERSONALITY; The False Dichotomy of Normality and Abnormality; Other Relevant Principles; 1st Thesis: The Predictability-Unpredictability Principle; 2nd Thesis: The Explicability-Inexplicability Principle; 3rd Thesis: The Simpleness-Complicatedness Principle; 4th Thesis: The Openness-Hiddenness Principle; 5th Thesis: The Denseness-Emptiness Principle.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781907343131 (electronic bk.)
190734313X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 713689514
Additional Format Print version: Future of post-human personality. Cambridge : Cambridge International Science Pub., 2010 9781907343124

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