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Theories of Human Nature: Key Issues
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2012 (English)In: Philosophy Compass, ISSN 1747-9991, Vol. 7, no 8, 543-558 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Issues about human nature are at the core of philosophy, but theories of human nature can be found in many academic disciplines and all humans have opinions and sometimes fairly strong opinions about who we are. We sometimes talk more specifically about, for instance, a Christian view of human nature and distinguish it from say the Blank Slate theory or a Darwinian understanding of human nature. But what is more exactly a theory of human nature? In this essay I survey a number of key issues which philosophers and other scholars have maintained that a theory of human nature, which pretends to be adequate and comprehensive, needs to address.

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Blackwell Publishing, 2012. Vol. 7, no 8, 543-558 p.
Keyword [en]
Human nature, philosophy, religion
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-179047DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2012.00489.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-179047DiVA: diva2:542962
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Available from: 2012-08-06 Created: 2012-08-06 Last updated: 2013-01-04Bibliographically approved

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