Naturalism. Patsy Hamby. Influences on Naturalism. Evolutionary theory of Darwinism Survival of the fittest Studies related to social environment Feelings, attitudes of the local community What determines one’s character? What influences one’s actions?. Characteristics.
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What determines one’s character?
What influences one’s actions?
Man is an animal endlessly engaged in a brutal struggle for survival (Darwin)
Man cannot control his emotions or actions very easily.
Man is an animal driven by fundamental urges --- fear, hunger, etc. (Freud).
Man is a victim of his environment because he has little control over the social and economic factors in the environment (Marx).
Technology is growing out of control and will so dehumanize the society. Man will be replaced by machines which can do things better and faster (Newton).
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