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Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence, and Stephen Stich

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195179675

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179675.001.0001

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Nativism Past and Present

(p.3) 1 Introduction
The Innate Mind

Tom Simpson

Peter Carruthers (Contributor Webpage)

Stephen Laurence (Contributor Webpage)

Stephen Stich (Contributor Webpage)

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This introductory chapter reviews some of the debates in philosophy, psychology, anthropology, evolutionary theory, and other cognitive sciences that provide a background for the topics with which this volume is concerned. Topics covered include the history of nativism, the poverty of the stimulus argument, the uniform and structure pattern followed by human cognitive development, evolution biology, and cognitive modularity. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   nativism, poverty of the stimulus, human cognitive development, evolution biology, cognitive modularity

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