Reading Grant Ramsey's book "Human Nature"
Morgan Clouser is reading and posting about Grant Ramsey’s new book Human Nature.
Please join her and join the discussion!!
Let’s begin reading Human Nature by Grant Ramsey. After reading the introduction, I noticed that Ramsey begins by asking the question: what is human nature? Of course, to answer this question, he brings up two different sets of questions we must answer first.
1. Innate questions about humans- e.g. are humans good? What is our character?
2. Basic questions about descriptions and concepts of the world- what is the definition of nature, what does it mean?
These two sets of questions seem necessary to ask in order to have a complete understanding of a (possible) human nature.
At this point, I am excited to see how Ramsey introduces how to start defining a human nature. We see that he starts by rejecting skepticism that a human nature exists. This is a common place to start, at least in the philosophical argument world. After all- what is the use of moving on with a topic if it can be easily rejected?
Join along reading the rest of this book with me! I am excited to dive deep into the arguments that he makes, to make sure they are valid and clear in understanding a meaning of human nature.