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Oration on the dignity of man
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Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni, (1463-1494.)

Oration on the dignity of man / Translated by A. Robert Caponigri. Introd. by Russell Kirk.

Chicago : Gateway Editions ; distributed by Regnery Co., [1956]

Human, all too human
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Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, (1844-1900.)

Human, all too human / Friedrich Nietzsche ; translated by R.J. Hollingdale ; with an introduction by Richard Schacht.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy

Abstract: This remarkable collection of almost 1,400 aphorisms was originally published in three instalments. The first (now Volume I) appeared in 1878, just before Nietzsche abandoned academic life, with a first supplement entitled The Assorted Opinions and Maxims following in 1879, and a second entitled The Wanderer and his Shadow a year later. In 1886 Nietzsche republished them together in a two-volume edition, with new prefaces to each volume. Both volumes are presented here in R. J. Hollingdale's distinguished translation (originally published in the series Cambridge Texts in German Philosophy) with a new introduction by Richard Schacht. In this wide-ranging work Nietzsche first employed his celebrated aphoristic style, so perfectly suited to his iconoclastic, penetrating and multi-faceted thought. Many themes of his later work make their initial appearance here, expressed with unforgettable liveliness and subtlety. Human, All Too Human well deserves its subtitle 'A Book for Free Spirits', and its original dedication to Voltaire, whose project of radical enlightenment here found a new champion.

The proper study of mankind
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Berlin, Isaiah, (1909-1997.)

The proper study of mankind : an anthology of essays / Isaiah Berlin ; edited by Henry Hardy and Roger Hausheer ; with a foreword by Noel Annan ; introduction by Roger Hausheer.

1st Farrar, Straus and Giroux ed.

New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.

Homo Deus
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Harari, Yuval N.,

Homo Deus : A Brief History of Tomorrow / Yuval Noah Harari ; translated by the author.

Revised edition.

London : Vintage 2017

Abstract: Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonald's than from being blown up by Al Qaeda. What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet Earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century -- from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers?