[Begun, but not finished…]
Recently, I had an informal debate with a self-defined Progressive/Leftist on whether human nature exists.
If we were to debate whether human nature exists, then we would be forced to define the term. I’ll begin with a possible definition, which I composed without reference to another definition and without any further consideration; and an example that suggests a different possible definition.
1) Human Nature: Given some set of conditions, a significant majority of people who live under those conditions, will exhibit and possess some set of characteristics, and they can be called ‘predictable’ (mereString, to give it a name; “not suggestive of”, a definition.).
2) Some conservatives assert that the preference for liberty and aversion to the known instances (examples, current and historical) of Socialism, Marxism and/or Communism is an example of human nature.