In other words, nature itself or a nature-creating divinity has intentions and goals, similar somehow to human intentions and goals, and one of those goals is humanity living naturally.
White, PhD,  finds a "selfish" trait in children from birth, a trait that expresses itself in actions that are "blatantly selfish. In this part of the book, Sethe learns that Halle saw her get raped. In contrast to moral relativism Adam Smith argued that it is in human nature that they are interested in the fortunes of other people.
Criticism of the concept of human nature[ edit ] Philosopher of science David L. We are going to learn about four men known and revered for their philosophical teachings on human nature, unfortunately all four have very different opinions. He also very influentially described man's natural state without science and artifice as one where life would be "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short".
Many people would like to believe that there is a balance between good and evil; however, good people can be seduced to the evil side of life, and it is important to analyze why they would want to go to that side in the first place. Man was better equipped with certain traits that allowed him to pass through the What Is Human Nature?
In only isolated situations does human nature lead people to do true good while in general human nature leads to bad decisions and equally bad results. According to Samuels, his view avoids the standard biological objections to human nature essentialism.