notes 8-27-10 - 8-27-10 Is there a human nature? *nature...

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Unformatted text preview: 8-27-10 Is there a human nature? *nature vs. nurture *ability to empathize? *no nature, just imitation Nature Nurture *Impulses *behavior *Instincts-language *behavior *blank slate? *is there a nature that is uniquely human? *Aristotle: *plant nature-growth *animal nature-instinct *human nature-rational thought, planning, thinking *dogs, monkeys have a sense of fairness-a moral concept *animal behavior does not necessarily translate into feelings *genocide-result of dehumanization *empathy-mirror neurons *nature vs. nurture-a false dichotomy *it’s in our nature to nurture ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course PHIL Philosophy taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Oglethorpe.

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