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A plea for human nature

Machery, E (2008) A plea for human nature. Philosophical Psychology, 21 (3). 321 - 329. ISSN 0951-5089

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Philosophers of biology, such as David Hull and Michael Ghiselin, have argued that the notion of human nature is incompatible with modern evolutionary biology and they have recommended rejecting this notion. In this article, I rebut this argument: I show that an important notion of human nature is compatible with modern evolutionary biology.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Machery, Emachery@pitt.eduMACHERY
Date: 1 June 2008
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophical Psychology
Volume: 21
Number: 3
Page Range: 321 - 329
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1080/09515080802170119
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History and Philosophy of Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0951-5089
Article Type: Review
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2013 19:19
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:59


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