Our conceptions of human nature affect our daily lives, the way we raise our children, the political movements we embrace, all the way to our societies' organization. Sciences enable us to better understand, to better define the innate structures and the learning mechanisms that govern our thoughts and behaviors. Yet many fear these findings will be used to justify inequality, subvert social change, dissolve the very notion of freedom and personal responsibility. (Steven Pinker)

 

Over the last few decades, discoveries in neuroscience and behavioral sciences undermine various modern beliefs about human nature. These discovering reveals its potential but also some limits. These limits initially shocked our human-centric tendencies and upset our ideological beliefs, but a better understanding of their mechanisms and impacts suggests some very promising new avenues for personal development but also for the development of societies.

This evolutionary approach of man is embraced by a growing number of psychologists, anthropologists, economists but also journalists, philosophers. This new trend which profoundly reshaped our understanding of mankind is currently initiating an historic change in social sciences.

This page gathers some basics required to have a deeper understanding of human nature. You will find on the menu "a new look at" the concrete impacts of this evolutionary approach. 

 

An approach evolutiona... what?

 

Better understand "human nature"

 

Understand the moral and justice sense to live better together

 

Personal development to live better with yourself and others