HOW HUMAN IS CULTURE?
by Kenan Malik
As a coda to my exchange of letters with Peter Singer on ape rights, here is an edited (and slightly extended) transcript of a talk I gave at ‘Do You Humans Own Culture?‘, a discussion on apes, humans and culture based around primatologist Andrew Whitten’s research, organized in 2002 by the Royal Society and the British Academy. The other participants were Andrew Whitten himself, Patrick Bateson and Caroline Humphrey. The key themes here of how we should conceive of the […]
Categories: Human, Science & Technology • Tags: ape culture, apes, culture, enlightenment, franz boas, human agency, human nature, michael tomasello, romanticism