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General Principles of Human Power (Hardcover)

Author: Ginkel, A. Van

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Though power is commonly seen as a special feature of exceptional personalities, van Ginkel argues that power is actually a given feature of all humans, animals, and plants. Each has different power, of a special kind and a special degree. All plant, animal, and human power is sparked and specified by a fusion of varieties of the same four general elements: Faculty, Object, Effect, and Limit. Unlike animal power, human power rises and falls irregularly, both in history and in individual life. Van Ginkels straight, logical analysis asserts that a human individual is at any given moment either a dependent impulse-driven agent whose pursuits cause his given power to fall or an independent design-driven agent whose operations cause his given power to rise. The difference between the two is sometimes slight, sometimes dramatic. In the near future all human power may be reduced to zero by such man-made perils as environment devastation, self-dementing addictions, or mass-destructive weapons, unless eductional and governmental power expand on an unprecedented scale. Human power is unlimited as long as it expands within a philosophically or theologically defined limit. *Author: Ginkel, A. Van/ Van Ginkel, A. *Binding Type: Hardcover *Number of Pages: 240 *Publication Date: 1999/06/30 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.48 x 6.10 x 0.86 inches


Publisher Praeger Publishers
Mfg Part# 9780275964245
SKU 211907235
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0275964248
Release Date 8/18/2009
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