Biology, Politics, and the Emerging Science of Human Nature
Science, Vol. 322, pp. 912-914, November 2008
9 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2008
Date Written: November 7, 2008
In the past fifty years, biologists have learned a tremendous amount about human brain function and its genetic basis. At the same time political scientists have been intensively studying the effect of the social and institutional environment on mass political attitudes and behaviors. However, these separate fields of inquiry are subject to inherent limitations that may only be resolved through collaboration across disciplines. Here we describe recent advances in the emerging fields of genopolitics and neuropolitics and argue that biologists and political scientists must work together to advance a new science of human nature.
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