Homo necans: Why Do We Kill?
Lecture no. 13 from the course: Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature
Taught by Professor Daniel Breyer | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Is there something in human nature that drives us to kill others or is it a biological aberration? Watching the news would certainly make you wonder. And if a drive to kill does exist, is it activated by nature or nurture—is it genetic or situational? Studies have supported both points of view. The shocking truth we do know is just how much we all have in common with those who kill.