"The term, "social determinism", is a rather unfortunate designation for the absolute conditioning of human character by the aggregate of biologic and social influences...The central idea of this positivistic interpretation is that man, along with all other organic things, is the product of hereditary accidence and environmental contacts, that his psychic and physical constitutions (if there be such differentiation) are fashioned to the minutest detail by circumstance, and that his thoughts and the chemic impulses of his nature appear precisely according to his character which he has no hand in making"--Introduction, page 2-3.
Barley, Joseph Wayne
English and Technical Communication
M.S. in English
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
i, 136 pages
© 1929 Arthur Lenox Bradford, All rights reserved.
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Nature and nurture
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Bradford, Arthur Lenox, "The concept of social determinism as a motivating influence in some modern tragedy" (1929). Masters Theses. 4698.