Running head: A CRITICISM OF HUMAN NATURE
A Criticism of Human Nature
A CRITICISM OF HUMAN NATURE
The role of human nature with its relation to modern evolutionary biology has come
under some strong opposing views in the philosophical realm.
Aristotle on happiness
Nichomachean Ethics, Book I
The good is thought to be: that [end/telos] at which all things
Where there are ends apart from the actions, it is the nature of the
products to be better than the activities.
Reminder: just be
Born at Stagira in northern Greece in 384 BC.
367 347 BC Student at Platos Academy.
Was not named head of Academy when Plato died;
so, left Athens.
Went to Macedonia and became tutor of the
Alexander the Great when Alexander was
Material to Review for Final Exam
You are advised to review the following specific material:
Material from the first half of the course:
Any (and only) material covered on the midterm. Although any of this material may appear on the final, pay
Confucius/Kongzi (Kngz, Master Kong, born Kng Qi, ?, c. 551-479 BCE) - the founder of
Confucian philosophy, and one of the most prominent "Warring States Era" philosophers. The
Warring States Era was a period of civil unrest in the territory we now refer
Due Date: 13 December 2013, by 5:00 PM (optional draft due 6 December 2013)
1) Select one of the following papers:
-David Hull (1986) On Human Nature
-Machery (2008) A Plea for Human Nature
2) Determine the central thesis o