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The Innate Mind, Volume 3
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The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future

Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence, and Stephen Stich


This book is the third of a three-volume set on the innate mind. It provides an assessment of nativist thought and definitive reference point for future inquiry. Nativists have long been interested in a variety of foundational topics relating to the study of cognitive development and the historical opposition between nativism and empiricism. Among the issues here are questions about what it is for something to be innate in the first place; how innateness is related to such things as heritability, genetic information, and theories of cognitive development; the status of arguments both for and a ... More

Keywords: nativist thought, cognitive development, nativism vs empiricism, innateness, heritability, genetic information, inheritance, cultural learning, creativity, economic choice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195332834
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332834.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Carruthers, editor
Department of Phiosophy, University of Maryland
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Stephen Laurence, editor
Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield
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Stephen Stich, author
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