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Another Attempt to Answer Our Question

  • James Paul GeeEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter discusses an alternative approach to our question “What is a Human?” that comes from the work of Michael Tomasello on normative rationality and normative morality. Tomasello argues that the goal of culture, and its outcome for most humans, is conformity.

Keywords

Morality Rationality Conformity Evolution Agriculture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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