Robert Meunier
Valentine Reynaud

The Innate Plasticity of Bodies and Minds

Integrating Models of Genetic Determination and Environmental Formation
In recent years, concepts of plasticity and epigenetics have gained currency in different areas of the life sciences. In this article, we wish to ask primarily how plasticity and epigenetics relate to some notions in biology that they are often taken to oppose, such as genetic determination, genetic programme, and innateness.
Keywords: Organisms; Environmental influence; Developmental biology; Phenotypic plasticity; Wholeness; Epigenetics; Evolutionary biology; Innateness (Philosophy)
Title
The Innate Plasticity of Bodies and Minds
Subtitle
Integrating Models of Genetic Determination and Environmental Formation
Author(s)
Robert Meunier
Valentine Reynaud
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In recent years, concepts of plasticity and epigenetics have gained currency in different areas of the life sciences. In this article, we wish to ask primarily how plasticity and epigenetics relate to some notions in biology that they are often taken to oppose, such as genetic determination, genetic programme, and innateness.
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Vienna
Publisher
Turia + Kant
Date
2017
Subject
Organisms
Environmental influence
Developmental biology
Phenotypic plasticity
Wholeness
Epigenetics
Evolutionary biology
Innateness (Philosophy)
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short title
Innate Plasticity
page start
151
page end
176
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De/Constituting Wholes: Towards Partiality Without Parts, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Manuele Gragnolati, Cultural Inquiry, 11 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2017), pp. 151–76
Bibliographic Citation
Robert Meunier and Valentine Reynaud, ‘The Innate Plasticity of Bodies and Minds: Integrating Models of Genetic Determination and Environmental Formation’, in De/Constituting Wholes: Towards Partiality Without Parts, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Manuele Gragnolati, Cultural Inquiry, 11 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2017), pp. 151–76 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-11_08>
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Cite as: Robert Meunier and Valentine Reynaud, ‘The Innate Plasticity of Bodies and Minds: Integrating Models of Genetic Determination and Environmental Formation’, in De/Constituting Wholes: Towards Partiality Without Parts, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Manuele Gragnolati, Cultural Inquiry, 11 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2017), pp. 151–76 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-11_08>