Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Linnda R. Caporael, James R. Griesemer, and William C. Wimsatt

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019552

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019552.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use.date: 24 October 2021

Reproduction and the Scaffolded Development of Hybrids

Reproduction and the Scaffolded Development of Hybrids

(p.23) 1 Reproduction and the Scaffolded Development of Hybrids
Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition

James R. Griesemer

The MIT Press

The chapter offers an account of “reproducers” in counterpoint to replicator concepts, treating development as entwined with heredity, to make conceptual room for the ongoing empirical revolutions in recent mechanistic studies of inheritance systems beyond the gene. The essay examines the character and status of “hybrids” as a means of exploring the role and nature of “developmental scaffolding” in reproduction processes. These ideas are put to work examining empirical tracking and labeling practices and the conceptual challenges that arise from them in narratives of the molecular hybridization events of HIV-1 retrovirus infection. HIV serves as an instructive exemplar for exploring possible applications of reproducer concepts to cognition and culture.

Keywords:   Reproducer, Developmental Scaffolding, Material Overlap, Hybrid, HIV replication, Tracking, Labeling

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.