Human Nature in a Post-essentialist World

Philosophy of Science 80 (5):983-993 (2013)
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In this paper I examine a well-known articulation of the skeptical view of human nature, a paper by Hull. I then review a recent reply to Hull by Machery. I show that Machery’s account of human nature is not very useful and is scientifically suspect. Finally, I introduce an alternative account of human nature—the “life-history trait cluster” conception of human nature—which I hold is scientifically sound, pragmatically useful, and makes sense of our intuitions about human nature
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