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Title: Paradoxes of Human Nature
Authors: Trundle, Robert C.
Keywords: free will
determinism
totalitarianism
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Citation: Robert C. Trundle, "Paradoxes of Human Nature", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, IX (2007) 1, pp. 181-186.
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
IX (2007) 1
Abstract: Our psychobiological nature is characterized paradoxically by our limitedly having and not having free will — our having this will and being subject to causes understood scientifically. Both characteristics are necessary for an intelligible ethics, politics, and political science. In particular, political science as a science must admit of our behavior being partially caused and of political rights and responsibilities in virtue of our limited free will. Admitting of either only this will or only the determinism is a central error of modern totalitarian ideology.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/5297
ISSN: 1825-5167
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