Modern Philosophy and Human-belief Acquisition Mechanisms

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Modern Philosophy and Human-belief Acquisition Mechanisms
Philosophy has come a long way in the discussion of the mind, especially in terms of how one judges a naturally selected trait and an environmentally affected trait. The concepts of nature versus nurture and how to get to the conclusion of nature versus nurture were once issues that were debated as polar opposites, or variations of each other by philosophers like David Hume and Hans Reichenbach. Now, the psychological and social trends call for a different way to discuss this issue: a merging of the two concepts to create a decidedly integrated usage of nature versus nurture. Modern philosophical issues today does do not use simply one theory, either nature or nurture, but a...
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.....tion of nature versus nurture creates the individual and how they will act in their lives. This means that human belief-acquisition mechanisms come from both community impact but also a genetic and biological predisposition to acting out, and how an individual behaves, in general. In this way, human belief-acquisition mechanisms are complex, and influenced by both the philosophical traditions of Hume and Reichenbach.
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