Human nature and the existentialist/essentialist dialectic
July 23rd, 2018
To deny the existence of ‘human nature’ based on darwinism is sure fire way to get it wrong. Not that the concept can’t be challenged on other grounds.
But everything in the evidence of human social and evolutionary history suggests the reality of some versional depiction of human nature, a debate perhaps needing new terminology.
The ‘existentialist’ red herring is dated concept at this point and the issue of human ‘essentialism’ has to be tabled given the larger realm of evidence of human historical emergence…
Source: How evolutionary biology makes everyone an existentialist | Aeon Essays