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Transformations of LamarckismFrom Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology$
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Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015141

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.001.0001

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Our Plastic Nature

Our Plastic Nature

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(p.319) 30 Our Plastic Nature
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Transformations of Lamarckism
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Paul Griffiths

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0030

This chapter analyzes the notion of human nature and the concept of inner nature from the perspective of developmental systems theory (DST). It explores the folkbiology of human nature and looks at three features associated with traits that are expressions of the inner nature that organisms inherit from their parents: fixity, typicality, teleology.

Keywords:   human nature, inner nature, developmental systems theory, DST, folkbiology, fixity, typicality, teleology

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