Title

Making sense of heritability

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

1-1-2005

First Page

1

Last Page

281

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Abstract

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 and subjects the arguments to close philosophical scrutiny. His conclusion is that anti-heritability arguments are based on conceptual confusions and misunderstandings of behavioral genetics.

DOI

10.1017/CBO9780511487378

ISBN

9780511487378

Publisher Statement

Copyright © Neven Sesardic 2005 and Cambridge University Press, 2009. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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Language

English

Recommended Citation

Sesardic, N. (2005). Making sense of heritability. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511487378

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