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Baccalaureate in Philosophy

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Teacher :

Dr Neelanirappel Johnson


It is an overview on the nature, activities and the destiny of man. It attempts to assess the place of human person in and his relationship to the world. In some respect it also constitutes a metaphysics of man, for it is a probe of the deepest causes and meaning of man. In evaluating different theories the motive is to enhance the students with an openness to truth. It is an attempt to see man as a totality within totality.


  1. J. Z. Young, An Introduction to the study of man, Oxford University Press, 1979.
  2. Jose Angel Lombo & Francesco Russo, Philosophical Anthropology; An Introduction, Midwest Theological Forum, 2017.
  3. Jean L. Mercier, Being Human; Basic Elements of Philosophical Anthropology, Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 1998.
  4. Mark. P. Cosgrove, The Essence of Human Nature, Zondervan,1977.
  5. Batista Mondin, Philosophical Anthropology; Man: an Impossible Project?, Pontificia Universitas Urbaniana, 1985
  6. Kinget C Marian, On Being Human; a Systamatic View, Univ Pr of Amer,1987.
  7. Leslie Stevenson and David L. Haberman, Ten Theories of Human Nature, Oxford University Press, 2004
  8. George Therukattil, Becoming Human, JIP Publication, 1999
  9. Claude Summer, Philosophy of Man, Vols. 1-3, New Delhi, 1989.
  10. William L. Kelly & Andrew Tallon, Reading in the philosophy of Man, New York, 1967
  11. J. F. Donceel, Philosophical Anthropology, New York, 1967
  12. Jesse A. Mann & Gerald F. Kreyche, (eds), Reflections on Man, The Herbrace Series in Philosophy, New York, 1966.