Human Nature

Disciplines: Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology

Theory of human individual and social character.

There is a 'natural' human character as there is a natural shape to a particular plant or a natural form to a particular animal.

This human nature is prior to the particularities of any time or place.

Also see: dialectic, dialectical materialism

Source:
David Miller et al., eds, The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Thought (Oxford, 1987)

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