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Philosophy of Human Nature

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PHL 333 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Social Darwinism, Survival Game, Biological Determinism
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Phl 333 Notes on Darwin Nature vs nurture Biological determinism We have not changed enough over the last few thousands of years to give credence to the position that any human development have "altered" what ...

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Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Final Guide: Essentialism, Cultural Relativism, Existentialism
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Introduction to Philosophy of Human Nature To study people we must first decide what they are o Epistemology, the study of knowledge, metaphysics, the study of the nature of existence and the differenc...

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PHL 333
Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Theism
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Thomas Hobbes 1588 - 1679 Grew up suspicious of Aristotleanism and sought truth in the sciences o A contemporary of Descartes, the famous French philosopher o Studied in Paris and then returned to England...

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PHL 333
Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Termite, Sex Selection
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Charles Darwin and Human Nature In principle at least, Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is neutral on the subject of human nature o It is possible that any theory of human nature might be the ...

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PHL 333
Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Plastic Arts, The Gay Science, Philology
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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Although unlike Kierkegaard in many respects, especially regarding the ultimate meaning of individuality, Friedrich Nietzsche is very much like him in his intense personalism, in r...

Philosophy
PHL 333
Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Australopithecus, Bonobo, Linnean Society Of London
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Darwin (1809 1882)Continued The Influence of Darwin The notion that species evolved was not new o It was in the air at Darwins time and accepted by many scientists o What was unknown was how evolution occurred, what was t...

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PHL 333
Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Protestantism
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Hobbes on Religion Since religion is found only in man it must have its seeds in our nature 1. We desire to know the causes of things 2. We are not content with Beginnings and think that even beginnings must have a cause 3...

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PHL 333
Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Final Guide: Litter Box, Richard Lewontin
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Charles Darwin - Man as an Animal Basically man follows the survival instincts of his ancestors o This is clearly an evolutionist position o The thesis is, we have a large brain, and a large penis, the for...

Philosophy
PHL 333
Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Final Guide: Stoicism
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Aristotle, 384-322 BC Plato was Aristotle's teacher o Stoicism was movement which followed Aristotle o Stoics denied the significance of pleasure and pain as merely experiences of the material w...

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PHL 333
Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Final Guide: Natural History, Scientific Method, 600 Miles
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From "On Human Nature" Our culture is passed on to us by those who manipulate the stimuli, enforce the punishments, and bestow the rewards required to elicit the responses that they desire o The results of...

Philosophy
PHL 333
Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Eternal Return, Friedrich Nietzsche, German Literature
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Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900) Part 2 With the death of God and the transvaluation of values, the task of Superman is huge o The word superman appears several times in a classical literature and in German literature before...

Philosophy
PHL 333
Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Midterm: PHL333 Adam Smith Continued
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Adam Smith 17231790 (Continued) Today we have clearer divisions between huge corporations and labour; the market is less driven by individuals cunning schemes in an individual free for all o There is also government interf...

Philosophy
PHL 333
Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Midterm: PHL333 Adam Smith
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Adam Smith 1723 1790 The Wealth of Nations was published in 1776 o Page count is 900, the coverage of topics, encyclopedic o The book paints an entire picture of life in England in the 1770s, of peasants, journey men, lan...

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PHL 333
Elizabeth Trott
PHL 333 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Universal History, Existentialism

PHL333 Test Descartes - goal is to gain absolute certainty - Most important thing is we can turn inwards into our own selves and find answers in ourselves without differing to external sources (trad...

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PHL 333
David Ciavatta

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