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Sceptical Reflections on Human Nature

Sterelny, Kim


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? Can we talk about human nature without invoking-either implicitly or explicitly-a contrast with human culture? It might be tempting to think that the respectability of 'human nature' is an issue that divides natural and social scientists along disciplinary boundaries, but the truth is more complex.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Why We Disagree About Human Nature
DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198823650.003.0007


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