Why nature & nurture won't go away

@article{Pinker2004WhyN,
  title={Why nature \& nurture won't go away},
  author={Steven Pinker},
  journal={Daedalus},
  year={2004},
  volume={133},
  pages={5-17}
}
  • S. Pinker
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology, Psychology
  • Daedalus
1581 to “that treasure . . . bestowed on them by nature, to be bettered in them by nurture,” he gave the world a euphonious name for an opposition that has been debated ever since. People’s beliefs about the relative importance of heredity and environment affect their opinions on an astonishing range of topics. Do adolescents engage in violence because of the way their parents treated them early in life? Are people inherently aggressive and sel1⁄2sh, calling for a market economy and a strong… Expand
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