Saturday, December 14, 2019

The Myth of Universal Human Nature

The notion of universal human nature is a myth which was first propagated during the Age of Enlightenment by intellectuals who dreamed of unifying mankind under a Western political and moral order. But a global Western political order is a utopian project which cannot be achieved. Human beings have always been deeply divided on lines of race, religion, nationality, geography, and language. Universal nature is one thing that human beings don’t have. Since there is no universal nature, there can be no universal moral law or universal form of government.

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