David L. Smith - War and Human Nature

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War has existed since the beginnings of civilization, and probably long before. What is it about human nature that explains this tendency? Why is it that we both pursue war and abhor it? This seminar will integrate strands from philosophy, psychology and evolutionary biology to explore the human propensity for, and horror of, collective violence and consider how this understanding might be used to restrain our tendency to harm one another.

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