What is Human Nature? - Definition, Theories & Examples


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Human nature:

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1. Plato, Descartes, and even Freud:

2. Darwin:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will examine your awareness of human nature, as seen through the eyes of Darwin, Descartes, Freud, and Plato, by testing you with fill in the blank questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You're going to be asked about:

  • The definition of human nature
  • Ideas of Descartes, Freud, and Plato
  • Darwin's views
  • Gilbert Ryle's critiques of Descartes
  • Qualities of debates on human nature

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding philosophical and psychological views on human nature
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding debates on human nature and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about human nature in a different way

Additional Learning

To see what else you can learn about human nature, read our associated lesson. The title of this lesson is What is Human Nature? - Definition, Theories & Examples, and it will expose you to info on:

  • How we define human nature
  • Ways we discuss human nature
  • Studies of human nature