(Bilbao, Spain, 1941). He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid, after which he studied under Hans Hermes at the Institut für mathematische Logik und Grundlagenforschung at the University of Münster. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Barcelona, where he has held the chair of Logic and Philosophy of Science. He is considered to have introduced analytical philosophy into Spain and has contributed decisively to the development of logic and philosophy of science in Spain and Latin America. He is currently a research professor at the CSIC Institute of Philosophy, a member of the Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science, the Institut International de Philosophie in Paris, and the International Academy of Philosophy of Science. He has published books including Lógica de primer orden (1970), Conceptos y teorías en la ciencia (2000) and Diccionario de Lógica y Filosofía de la Ciencia (2010), which he co-wrote with the Chilean philosopher Roberto Torretti. He crosses the boundaries between science and philosophy with ease and has collaborated with philosophers and scientists like John Earman, with whom he analyzed inflationary cosmology models in "A critical look at inflationary cosmology"(1999). Together with Thomas Bonk, from Germany, he discovered and edited the only original unpublished work of Rudolf Carnap, Untersuchungen zur allgemeinen Axiomatik (2000).
He has written a global series called Historia del pensamiento, of which nine volumes have been published so far, as well as Aristóteles (2006), Los judíos (2006), China (2007), India (2007) and Los cristianos (2010). He has also worked in the fields of anthropology, philosophy of culture and the theory of rationality with works like Teoría de la escritura (1993), La naturaleza humana (2006), Lo mejor posible: Racionalidad y acción humana (2008) and La cultura humana (2009). As a result of his long-lasting collaboration with naturalist Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, he has devoted intense efforts to defend the environment and denounce the mistreatment of animals in books like Los derechos de los animales (1995), ¡Vivan los animales! (2003) and A favor de los toros (2010). These works have led to widespread recognition outside the academic arena. In addition to his research and technical publications, he also works with the media, including the Spanish newspaper El País.
human nature Essay
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What is human nature? It is very simple. Human nature refers to the patterns of behavior that are typical of our species or our kind. Human undergoes change as all humans grow up they nature seems to change; the environment someone grow up in effects that persons nature. To fully understand human nature Dr. Marvin Harris takes us on trip to time, which makes sense because if we better understand our past and our origin we will better understand our very existence and our nature. We will know more about who we are where we are from and such other questions that puzzle the human mind.
As I mentioned before our environment has a great effect on our nature. For example a theory claimed that, the first humans…show more content…
However we don’t, and that is due to time going by and the changing of the environment.
In the book Our Kind Dr. Harris mentions the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin. He went to great details about our closest living relative the chimpanzees, and how their survival was base on they will to fight. Therefore, our willingness to fight wars and kill each other for nonsense reasons is simply our nature.
Our behaviors that may be said to be our nature is also depend on the circumstances we encounter in our lives. Such as, it is very rare to find someone who was raised in a dangerous area ahs the same time of nature as someone who was raised in very nice calm area where the biggest crime one could commit is littering.
Another issue of Human Nature that shows us how changes in time leads to changes in the way we act and perform is Family life. I will compare family life in early America to family live today in America. The Indian tribes that lived on in this very country we now call ours, they had a custom where they would give away they daughters to much older men if they provided the father of the husband labor or land which was called brides wealth. That way what they believe, what they practice, that was simply they nature of doing things. So really, human nature could also be looked as our way of doing every day things, our practices or