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The Relevance of Human Nature

Southwood, Nicholas


The so-called "Human Nature Constraint" holds that if an agent is unable, due to features of human nature, to bring herself to act in a certain way, then this suffices to block or negate the claim that the agent is required to act in that way. David Estlund (2011) has recently mounted a forceful objection to the Human Nature Constraint. I argue that Estlund�s objection fails � but instructively, in a way that gives Estlund resources for a different way of resisting attempts to negate normative...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy
DOI: .26556/jesp.v9i3.178
Access Rights: Open Access


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