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Human nature: Quiz


Question 1: nature versus nurture) has important implications in ________, politics and theology because they are seen as providing standards or norms that humans can use when judging how best to live.

Question 2: An enduring ________ often revolves around "human nature".
SociobiologyE. O. WilsonDaniel DennettEvolutionary psychology controversy

Question 3: And this art appreciation, or our fear for snakes, or incest taboo (________) can be studied by the methods of reductionism.
LearningChild developmentEthologyImprinting (psychology)

Question 4: ________ argues that existence is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value.

Question 5: The thinkers of the ________ of economics, in the years around 1871–1940, developed their own views largely in opposition to Marx, and in opposition to a group of historicist scholars.
Friedrich von HayekLudwig von MisesLew RockwellAustrian School

Question 6: ________ holds that there is inherent purpose to human existence.
AristotleMaterialismGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelTeleology

Question 7: ________, pantheistic, and panentheistic spiritual traditions regard humanity as existing within God or as a part of the divine cosmos.
ReductionismBertrand RussellHolismLudwig Wittgenstein

Question 8: According to ________, humans are born natural, contain the urge to survive and natural pity.
Immanuel KantJean-Jacques RousseauJohn LockeGottfried Leibniz

Question 9: Proponents of this view often adopt the philosophy of ________.
Secular humanismHumanism (life stance)AtheismAntireligion

Question 10: Most animals, including humans, have an innate self-preservation ________ (fear of injury and death).
Konrad LorenzInstinctNeuroethologyKrogh's principle

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