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General Principles of Human Power

General Principles of Human Power


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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 Ginkel's 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.


About the Author:

A. VAN GINKEL is an independent scholar living in The Netherlands./e His main interest is in general theories of animal and human life. He has published on government issues.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275964245
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger Publishers
  • Height: 241 mm
  • No of Pages: 240
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 516 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275964248
  • Publisher Date: 30 Jun 1999
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 22 mm
  • Width: 155 mm


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