[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0878650]
Researchers Prof PE Griffiths; Dr K Stotz
Brief description The rapid growth of biological knowledge and the need for societal reflection on this knowledge and its applications in Australia and overseas make it increasingly urgent that the humanities and social sciences draw on a biologically credible vision of human nature. We will study how non-scientists understand human nature and compare their ideas to those of scientists from a range of different disciplines. We will examine what current biology reveals about the biological basis of human characteristics and develop an account of human nature that is defensible in the light of that knowledge.
Funding Amount $641,815
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects