Human Nature, Nurture or neither


What is it be human? Capable of art of breath-taking beauty, of medieval torture chambers, of acts of deep kindness towards strangers, and of mass genocide. Is there such a thing as good or evil human nature? Are we creatures of primarily reason or passion? Or selfishness or free expression? This discussion-based course explores the ideas and assumptions of at least 8 major philosophers and their intellectual impact on society.