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HISTORY Narrow focus vs broad view Narrow: academic science (research) Broad: philosophy of human nature Reciprocal integration of scientific method and rational philosophy The basic nature of human beings What is the nature that we share? Similarities between us Why do we differ from each other? Culture, religion What are the elements of personality? What is it made of? Quantitative/qualitative? What is the relationship between mind and body? Are we shaped or born as we are? Nature vs nurture Do we choose our own fate? Free will? Decisions made by you or by experiences? How do/can we change? (therapy) Is change possible? What should we bcome? (ethics) What should our direction of change be? What is the best kind of society? (politics) To promote change Socrates & Plato
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Native qualities – nativism Born knowing certain things Typology – elitism Some people are natively (born with) better qualities than others More access to realm of pure logic Should lead and protect Philosopher king
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course PSY 241 taught by Professor Davidknight during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.

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