Science and Human Nature: A Complex Dynamics of Reality


  • Barrister Samuel Asuquo Ekanem Department of Educational Foundations and Administration, Faculty of Education, Cross River University of Technology Calabar – Nigeria


Man is a complex being that has defied all efforts to comprehend. This complexity is basically due to the nature of man. Several scholars and philosophers right from the ancient epoch to the contemporary period have employed several methods toward the understanding of man, but without any satisfying result. This effort to understand the nature of man has generated several problems that transcend philosophy into the sciences. Also, the scientific approach to grasp the nature of man has not yielded concrete evidence of satisfaction. This again, is due to the nature of science, which empirical orientation and root cannot capture the whole essence or nature of man which transcends the physical. This therefore, has created epistemological vacuum that has made it difficult for man to understand himself or reality that he constitutes. This scenario has created confusion in the search towards the understanding of man thereby revealing the dynamic nature of reality which includes man. This paper, therefore, seeks to explain human nature and the nature of science and posits that man or reality cannot be understood using a singular method of science but rather a combination of what the paper describes as a philo-scientific approach.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n2p389


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Science and Human Nature: A Complex Dynamics of Reality. (2013). Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 4(2), 389.