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Roger Scruton’s On Human Nature and the Starting Point of Science

Roger Scruton. On Human Nature. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2017. 160 pp. $22.95. ISBN: 978–0691168753

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This essay examines Roger Scruton’s On Human Nature in relation to the tension between modern science and the ordinary experience science aims to explain. Scruton regards the person as emerging from biological realities and tries to defend the integrity of common sense notions of human distinctiveness against reductive interpretations of evolutionary biology.

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Maher, D.P. Roger Scruton’s On Human Nature and the Starting Point of Science. Soc 54, 574–578 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12115-017-0192-z

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