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Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition

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


“Scaffolding” is a concept that is becoming widely used across disciplines. This book investigates common threads in diverse applications of scaffolding, including theoretical biology, cognitive science, social theory, science and technology studies, and human development. Despite its widespread use, the concept of scaffolding is often given short shrift; the contributors to this volume, from a range of disciplines, offer a more fully developed analysis of scaffolding that highlights the role of temporal and temporary resources in development, broadly conceived, across concepts of culture, cog ... More

Keywords: Sociality, Development, Groups, Evo-devo, Generative entrenchment, Hierarchical processes, Tracking, Cultural evolution, Multilevel analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780262019552
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019552.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linnda R. Caporael, editor

James R. Griesemer, editor

William C. Wimsatt, editor

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