5 feb. 2017

La naturaleza humana



Noam Chomsky, Language and Responsability, Nueva York, Pantheon, 1979 (citado en Guglielmo Cinque, On the connections between Chomsky’s work in linguistics and cognitive science, and his historical views and attitudes, dentro de Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments, pg. 337, traducción propia):

There is always some conception of human nature, implicit or explicit, underlying a doctrine of social order or social change. (...) A theorist of classical liberalism such as Adam Smith begins by affirming that human nature is defined by a propensity to truck and barter, to exchange goods: that assumption accords very well with the social order he defends.

Siempre hay alguna concepción -implícita o explícita- de la naturaleza humana bajo una doctrina del orden o del cambio social. (...) Un teórico del liberalismo clásico como Adam Smith empieza afirmando que la naturaleza humana se define por una propensión a comerciar y a regatear, a intercambiar bienes: este supuesto encaja muy bien con el orden social que defiende.

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