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Making Sense of Heritability

Making Sense of Heritability by Neven Sesardic
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In this book, Neven Sesardic defends the view that it is both possible and useful to measure the separate contributions of heredity and environment to the explanation of human psychological differences. He critically examines the view - very widely accepted by scientists, social scientists and philosophers of science - that heritability estimates have no causal implications and are devoid of any interest. In a series of clearly written chapters he introduces the reader to the problems and subjects the arguments to close philosophical scrutiny. His conclusion is that anti-heritability arguments are based on conceptual confusions and misunderstandings of behavioural genetics. His book is a fresh and compelling intervention in a very contentious debate.
Cambridge University Press; October 2005
283 pages; ISBN 9780511131387
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Title: Making Sense of Heritability
Author: Neven Sesardic
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