Human Values & the Arts & Hum
Human Values & the Arts & Hum IAH 231A
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Michigan State University Integrative Studies Dr Christian Lotz Study Questions IAH 231a Fall 2005 Second Set of Questions Please nd below study questions that will help you organizing your readings Pinker Ni 9939er Check out Pinker s web page at Harvard University What are the basic positions of Locke Rousseau Hobbes and Descartes How do they re ect the theory of the Blank Slate What is empiricism What is the noble savage theory and how does Pinker argue against it What is behaviorism and why does Pinker attack it On p 22 Pinker makes reference to Berkeley s idealism Which author39s Views are re ected by this positions and how does Pinker react to these ideas What does Pinker mean by consilience How is does this differ and resemble Cassirer s goal of uni cation What does Pinker mean by quotThe Last Wall to Fallquot What does the example of the baloney generator on p 43 illustrate What does Pinker s discussion of twin studies and psychopaths illustrate What is the difference between proximate and ultimate causes Explain the main point of blank slate theories How does he introduce the term culture 2224 How does Pinker redefme culture 6072 How does cognitive science bridges biology and culture according to P How does neuroscience bridges biology and culture according to P How does behavioral genetics bridges biology and culture according to P How does evolutionary biology bridges biology and culture according to P What role does imitation play How does Pinker explain conformity Why is geography destiny 68 What kind of fears are according to P connected with the destruction of the blank slate theory 137140 How does Pinker react to the fear of inequality How does Pinker react to the fear of determinism How does Pinker react to the fear of imperfectability What is the naturalistic fallacy What is the third alternative beside realism and idealism regarding the concept of reality 200201 What role d0 stereotypes play in perception Recount the main aspects of language according to Pinker
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