Study and Discussion Selections


Individual websites 

Cognitive Dissidence David L. Smith PhD


International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology

Human Body & Mind
Human Issues today
Human Social Systems  
Human Arts  

Azikiwe Mohammed is a Guy Who Makes Stuff

(from Art21)

Books we are studying now

Below are the books that we are currently looking at to gain more insight on the concept of Human Nature.

Human Nature in a post essentalist world Grant Ramsey

Why We Disagree About Human Nature 1st Edition

by Elizabeth Hannon (Editor), Tim Lewens (Editor)

What’s Left of Human Nature?: A Post-Essentialist, Pluralist, and Interactive Account of a Contested Concept by Maria Kronfeldner (Author)

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker (Author) 


Other Books and Articles

Readings for Tamar Szabó Gendler’s Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature course. (Open access course Yale University)

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, translated Terence Irwin. Hackett Publishing, 2000.

Blackburn, Simon. The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, second edition. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Epictetus. The Handbook (The Encheiridion), translated by Nicholas White. Hackett Publishing, 1983.

Haidt, Jonathan. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom. Basic Books, 2006

Plato, Republic, trans. G.M.A. Grube and C.D.C. Reeve. Hackett Publishing, 1992.

Shay, Jonathan. Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character. Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Can we get human nature right? by Iris Berent 

Edited by Steven Pinker, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and approved August 19, 2021 (received for review May 5, 2021)

Human Nature in a Post-Essentialist World by Grant Ramsey


Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences Human Nature and Human Diversity

Harvard College Human Nature (Gen Ed 1056)

Yale University Philosophy and Science of Human Nature

The Great Courses Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature

Academic Programs



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