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Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture

James Tabery


If everyone now agrees that human traits arise not from nature or nurture but from the interaction of nature and nurture, then why does the “nature versus nurture” debate persist? In Beyond Versus, James Tabery argues that the persistence stems from a century-long struggle to understand the interaction of nature and nurture—a struggle to define what the interaction of nature and nurture is, how it should be investigated, and what counts as evidence for it. Tabery tells the story of the past, takes stock of the present, and considers the future of research on the interaction of nature and nurtu ... More

Keywords: Bioethics, Depression, Explanation, Eugenics, Gene-Environment Interaction, Genetic Testing, Integration, Nature versus Nurture, Race, Whole Genome Sequencing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262027373
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027373.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Tabery, author
University of Utah