Humanity Colton Ayers, Andrew Dugan, & Rebecca Hough

a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment
Empathy: • Having empathy is part of the glue that holds societies together • The ability to understand and share the feelings of another • Neuroscience has shown link between brain function and empathy • This suggests that empathy is innately human, it is not a learned behavior but something that is naturally occurring within us
Reason • Reason is the mind’s ability to think and form ideas • Rational thought comes from this ability • Capacity for consciously making sense of things • Logical thinking • Factual based • Allows us to form beliefs • Critical thinking • Ability to change beliefs when facts change • Understand the world and form judgements through reason • Research study: children as young as 4-6 had the ability to create beliefs based on evidence
Morality • A code of conduct created by a society or group and accepted by individuals to guide behavior • Pursuit of doing what is right
Pursuit of Knowledge: • Pursuit of knowledge dates back to biblical times when men sought to know “all there is to know” • Desire to know as much as possible • Invention of Google to bring information quickly and easily demonstrates this desire of humans to know as much as they can • Desire to bring enlightenment to a culture
Works Cited Fellous, Jean-Marc, and Michael A. Arbib. Who Needs Emotions?: The Brain Meets The Robot. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2005. Print. Moore, Burness E., and Bernard D. Fine. Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts. New York: American Psychoanalytic Association, 1990. Print. Thompson, Terry W. "Connell's the Most Dangerous Game." The Explicator 60.2 (2002): 86-88. Web. Williams, Garrath. "Kant's Account of Reason." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford University, 12 Sept. 2008. Web. 27 Nov. 2016. "Decoding the Charitable Brain: Empathy, Perspective Taking, and Attention Shifts Differentially Predict Altruistic Giving." Decoding the Charitable Brain: Empathy, Perspective Taking, and Attention Shifts Differentially Predict Altruistic Giving | Journal of Neuroscience. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2016.


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