Living with innateness (and environmental dependence too)

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Griffiths and Machery contend that the concept of innateness should be dispensed with in the sciences. We contend that, once that concept is properly understood as what we have called 'closed process invariance', it is still of significant use in the sciences, especially cognitive science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-424
Number of pages10
JournalPhilosophical Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2008


  • Canalisation
  • Cognitive science
  • Innateness
  • Invariance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Philosophy


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