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Developmental systems theory formulated as a claim about inherited representations

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Developmental systems theory (DST) is often dismissed on the basis that the causal indispensability of nongenetic factors in evolution and development has long been appreciated. A reformulation makes a more substantive claim: that the special role played by genes is also played by some (but not all) nongenetic resources. That special role can be captured by Shea's 'inherited representation'. Formulating DST as the claim that there are nongenetic inherited representations turns it into a strik...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1086/658110

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Somerville College
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Author

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Oxford University Press John Fell Research Fund More from this funder
James Martin 21st Century School More from this funder
Somerville College, University of Oxford More from this funder
Wellcome Centre for Neuroethics More from this funder
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University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophy of Science Journal website
Volume:
78
Issue:
1
Pages:
60–82
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1539-767X
ISSN:
0031-8248
Source identifiers:
251716
Language:
English
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2013-03-20

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