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Why we disagree about human nature

Author: Tim Lewens; Elizabeth Hannon
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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La 4e de couv. indique : "Is human nature something that the natural and social sciences aim to describe, or is it a pernicious fiction? What role, if any, does human nature play in directing and informing scientific work? Leading figures from the life sciences, philosophy, psychology, and anthropology present new essays exploring these questions"
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Additional Physical Format: Why we disagree about human nature / Elizabeth Hannon et Tim Lewens
[Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2018. (@Oxford Scholarship Online)
978-0-19-186226-7
(ABES)230276008
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Lewens; Elizabeth Hannon
ISBN: 9780198823650 0198823657
OCLC Number: 1107988381
Description: 1 vol. (xii-14 p.) : jaquette ill. en coul. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Tim Lewens: Introduction: The Faces of Human Nature1: Edouard Machery: Doubling Down on the Nomological Notion of Human Nature2: Grant Ramsey: Trait Bin and Trait Cluster Accounts of Human Nature3: Karola Stotz and Paul Griffiths: A Developmental Systems Account of Human Nature4: Cecilia Heyes: Human Nature and Natural Pedagogy5: John Dupre: Human Nature: A Process Perspective6: Kim Sterelny: Sceptical Reflections on Human Nature7: Kevin N. Laland and Gillian R. Brown: The Social Construction of Human Nature8: Peter J. Richerson: The Use and Non-use of the Human Nature Concept by Evolutionary Biologists9: Christina Toren: Human Ontogenies as Historical Processes: An Anthropological Perspective10: Maria Kronfeldner: Divide and Conquer: The Authority of Nature and Why We Disagree about Human Nature
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Hannon, Tim Lewens.

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