What Is globalization?
Is it the integration of economic,globalization definition political, and cultural systems across the globe? Or is it the dominance of developed countries in decision-making, at the expense of poorer, less powerful nations? Is globalization a force for economic growth, prosperity, and democratic freedom? Or is it a force for environmental devastation, exploitation of the developing world, and suppression of human rights? Does globalization only benefit the rich or can the poor take advantage of it to improve their well-being?
There can be no doubt that evolutionary biology (along with its contemporary offshoots sociobiology and evolutionary psychology) is having a major influence on recent thought about human beings and the way they live in the world, and the big question is how we should evaluate it. So, using Darwin and . Wilson as a starting point, discuss this way of thinking. First, keeping in mind the issue of whether we are animals like all others, discuss what Darwin and Wilson are saying or implying about human nature and our moral lives. Then, in evaluating their ideas, discuss how the following thinkers and artists might respond to them: Descartes (in Meditations on First Philosophy ), Hume ( Treatise of Human Nature ), Aronofsky ( Pi ), Shakespeare ( Hamlet ), and the 19th-century French realists. Finally, what do you say in response to Wilson’s suggestion that there is little difference between you and an ant?