Complexities of Human Nature: Critical Overview

Donatus I. Njoku


The study is focused on critical appraisal on complexities of human nature, evidenced that man as an animal has commonality with other animals yet distinguished from other animals. Eclectic research methods were adopted that fostered investigation into essential components of human nature, insatiable quest for knowledge, preoccupation with abstraction, logical, rational and irrational, ascetic and religiosity, domineering, traditionalist and modernity, ethical, economic, aesthetic and purposiveness along with dignity as well, organized society that marked humanity off from membership of the animal kingdom. The findings further showcased that man is by nature great, powerful and in intellect par excellence yet weak, miserable, problem to biosphere and to himself. The study stressed that the problematic man has spawned the sciences, a puzzle that equally baffled philosophies, religious and as creature engineered much reflections and philosophizing all over the world.

Keywords: Complexities, Human nature, Philosophy, Science, Soul, Will, Conscience, Religion, etc.

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