The Biological Implausibility of the Nature-Nurture Dichotomy & What It Means for the Study of Infancy.

@article{Lewkowicz2011TheBI,
  title={The Biological Implausibility of the Nature-Nurture Dichotomy & What It Means for the Study of Infancy.},
  author={David J. Lewkowicz},
  journal={Infancy : the official journal of the International Society on Infant Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={331-367}
}
Since the time of the Greeks, philosophers and scientists have wondered about the origins of structure and function. Plato proposed that the origins of structure and function lie in the organism's nature whereas Aristotle proposed that they lie in its nurture. This nature/nurture dichotomy and the emphasis on the origins question has had a powerful effect on our thinking about development right into modern times. Despite this, empirical findings from various branches of developmental science… CONTINUE READING
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