EDST 391: H. sapiens: What does it mean to be “human”?
Buss, Chapter 10: Aggression and Warfare (only pp. 297-327)
, Act II, Scene II,
Cominius's speech about Coriolanus's Roman warrior virtues.
- Larry Niven's "Why men fight wars"
- Identify two aspects of our modern culture: (a) one that you
personally find really positive (like, admire, enjoy) and (b) one that you
find really negative (dislike, troubling, destructive). Please explain
why. You may refer specifically to American culture, but as an example of
human culture more broadly.
- We will pool these perceptions in class today and next Tuesday as a
first step toward
Paper 3-to reveal aspects of human culture that might be creating
evolutionary pressures on us.