Created and Maintained by Panos Parissis
This website is dedicated to the promotion of Humanistic Principles.
STI is about ideas that evolved into books, or the other way around. It promotes moral and social
development based on scientific knowledge, reason, compassion, individual liberty and
responsibility, instead of dogmatic beliefs and doctrines.
This web site has been set up with the broad aim of bringing into
communication the variety of approaches to the understanding of
human nature which have a regrettable tendency to be less in
touch with one another than they might.
We will make welcome writings and discussions on history,
philosophy and social studies in the human sciences; Darwinian
scholarship; evolutionary psychology, sociobiology and debates
about them; cognitive psychology;
narrative approaches; hermeneutics; verstehen; biography and
autobiography; behavioral genetics; psychoanalytic and
psychodynamic approaches and so on. This list of topics and
disciplines is meant to be suggestive, not exhaustive.
Our main aim is both to act as host to original work and to seek to
create an enabling space, a forum for constructive (including
constructively critical) discussion and critiques of the terms of
reference and assumptions of various approaches to the
understanding of people as individuals, in groups, in institutions, in
societies and as political and ideological beings.
We are affiliated with a number of existing email forums and web
sites and will add others as we think it appropriate to do so. We
also provide a number of guides to internet resources,
bibliographies and reading lists. We will add to these on an
ongoing basis and welcome contributions and suggestions for
The human-nature.com web site and others associated with it
contain extensive archives of classical papers (e.g., by Barbara
Heyl and David Ingleby) and most, and, in some cases, nearly all,
of the writings of certain writers on human nature, group relations
and society, e.g., David Armstrong, W. Gordon Lawrence, Toma
Tomov, Robert M. Young, including a number of complete books,
e.,g., by some of the above and by Em Farrell on eating disorders,
David Clark on the story of a mental hospital. Others will be added
in due course.
REVIEWS OF DISCIPLINES & ISSUES
We are particularly interested in receiving overviews of recent
work in disciplines relevant to the understanding of human nature,
e.g., particular human sciences, narrative psychology, including
historical and philosophical approaches.
Future: We invite authors and publishers to send us books at an
early stage so that we can get them reviewed so as to appear on
the web site at or very near the date of publication. Manuscripts or
proofs can be sent (by post), providing that a copy of the published
work is also sent when it is available.
Present: People wishing to offer reviews of recently-published
works are welcome to propose ideas or to submit reviews (as
attachments, preferably in RTF - Rich Text Format).
Past: We are also open to essays about books which have been
published at any time, about which contributors to the site may
wish to write an essay, critique or appreciation.
Books may be sent by post to Human-Nature.Com, 26 Freegrove
Road, London N7 9RQ, England.
To propose writings or other projects for the web site, write to
Robert M. Young, Editor
Pitchford, Managing Editor