Arguements against the "human nature" arguement

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Arguements against the "human nature" arguement

Post by Admin on Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:59 am

I thought it'd be useful if we had a thread we could refer to whenever we encounter that argument. So feel free to post any relevant content.
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Re: Arguements against the "human nature" arguement

Post by Remus Bleys on Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:17 pm

Communism is human nature.
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Re: Arguements against the "human nature" arguement

Post by tater on Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:39 pm

I've always thought pointing to 'primitive communism' as a counter to human nature arguments was very weak. That particular 'stage' of history is pretty vague.
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Re: Arguements against the "human nature" arguement

Post by tater on Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:23 pm

In most instances when "human nature" is appealed to, it's really supposed to be a conversation stopper. The implication being "Stop talking about this. Let's get back to reality", which is a very ideological stance itself, though people claim it's not.
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Re: Arguements against the "human nature" arguement

Post by DDR on Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:46 pm

tater wrote:I've always thought pointing to 'primitive communism' as a counter to human nature arguments was very weak. That particular 'stage' of history is pretty vague.

You could always use the San people, they're so friking communal that to make compliments is almost forbiden Razz
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Re: Arguements against the "human nature" arguement

Post by Sinister Intents on Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:55 pm

I'd say a great argument against human nature is to point out that the definition has changed over a large period of time. Also human nature tends to be justification for the bullshit that we live under. I'd make a longer post, but I've gotta get ready for class

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Re: Arguements against the "human nature" arguement

Post by madlogicbrah on Sun May 04, 2014 2:00 pm

Humans have the ability to define what human nature is. So the concept that there is a particular nature to humans is self-refuting. This is probably not unique to humans either. Higher apes and both corvids & parrots can be said to have a certain degree of self-determination due to their ability to solve complex puzzles. These demonstrate both positional/temporal memory as well as problem solving ability. The appeal to nature is silly, considering that nature is constantly changing and adapting to new circumstances.

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