Humanities & Evolution
- Written by Stephen Britton Stephen Britton
- Published: March 22, 2017 March 22, 2017
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- Common sense vs. Darwinism
- "Neurasthenia"--we need it now
- Prep for "New Trends in Evolutionary Biology" conference
- Kahneman's selfs include an important "planning" self
- To understand the self, experiment with a new theory of evolution
- Make evolution part of the humanities
- Darwin's purely physical theory denies the possibility of "volition"
- A thought experiment: what evolves is really an intelligent genome
How different the evolution of human nature looks from a humanities' point of view. If we insist we're conscious and have free will, what does that imply about evolution?
Physical determinists abuse the authority of science by asserting their own temperamental bias against a dulism involving free will, and how to rebut that assertion.
How should the humanities respond to science's offer to rebase the humanities on physics and darwinism ("consilience")? By coming up with a consilience of their own, to base science on.