Arguing About Human Nature

I am reading some selections from the Arguing About Human Nature text edited by Stephen M. Downes and Edouard Machery. It begins with assertions by E.O. Wilson that “human nature” is the basis for all of our behavior. David Hull and David J. Buller then question the idea of a singular human nature from the perspective of observable variety and individuality.

It is interesting to read these accounts in light of Sapolsky’s work shown in the “perspectives” section. Sapolsky seems to present us a biological justification that our sense of free will is limited which is some ways supports Wilson’s point of view.

So far “Arguing About Human Nature” is presenting clear perspectives on the term and I am looking forward to exploring it a little deeper.

If you would like to read along here is the amazon link to the text.

Arguing About Human Nature

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